French Pol Confuses Inflation With Fellatio

Rachida Dati makes fumble on the radio

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 27, 2010 8:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – Paging Mrs. Malaprop: French politician Rachida Dati confused business with, ahem, pleasure yesterday during a radio interview. When asked about profiteering by overseas investment funds, she said, "I see some of them looking for returns of 20 or 25%, at a time when fellatio is almost non-existent." The Daily Mail notes that fellatio, in French, is pronounced "fellation" (inflation remains "inflation").

The 44-year-old apologized for the slip on Facebook, writing, "This kind of thing happens if you speak too quickly on this kind of program. It is unfortunate that this is the only political message that has been received on such a serious subject."

French Justice Minister Rachida Dati exists a polling booth after casting her vote for the European elections in Paris, Sunday, June 7, 2009.
French Justice Minister Rachida Dati exists a polling booth after casting her vote for the European elections in Paris, Sunday, June 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Francois Guillot, pool)
French's Justice Minister Rachida Dati applauds as she attends a political rally of Union Movement Party for the upcoming European elections in Paris, Thursday, June 4, 2009.
French's Justice Minister Rachida Dati applauds as she attends a political rally of Union Movement Party for the upcoming European elections in Paris, Thursday, June 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
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