At White House Dinner, Michael Nutter Speaks a Small Frenchman

The mayor knows even less French than he thought.

Mayor Michael Nutter attended Tuesday’s state dinner at the White House for French President Francois Hollande, and the results were hilarious:

At Tuesday night’s state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande at the White House, several guests, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, said they spoke “petite francaise,” which means “a small Frenchman,” not “a little French.”  The correct phrase, according to a French journalist we stood close to, would be “un peu francais.”

Que sera, sera, eh Mayor? [Washington Post]

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • PALondoner

    PALondoner

  • PALondoner

    petite francaise actually means a little frenchwoman