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Old 03 July 2012, 09:23 PM
Kermor Kermor is offline
 
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It's true. To be precise, it happened in 1996, during the inauguration of the François Mitterrrand Library. A woman demonstrated the use of a computer to him, and she said "And now, you click on the mouse". To which Chirac answered: "What do you call a mouse, precisely ?". I have seen it on TV at the time, but I can't find the video anywhere online. But comedians (especially the puppet show Les Guignols de l'Info) had a field day about this, showing Chirac the mouse (souris en français) a "mulot" (field mouse), and wanting to call Bill Gates to repair his apple computer.
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