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Snark de Triomphe

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From insults reportedly made to French presidents, collected in De voyou à pov’ con, by Raphaël Meltz, published in 2012 by Robert Laffont. (See page 38 for an Annotation on the subject by Kabir Chibber.)Translated from the French by Ryann Liebenthal.

Pathetic bloated noodle, whose eye drips like a Camembert in August.

Grotesque scarecrow who could scarcely frighten the palace sparrows.

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