Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Opposite of Napoleon

D.C Editor Adam writes…

One of the many great joys of being a London Walks guide is showing this famous Trafalgar Square statue (below) to our wonderful groups of French students and asking them, "Who's this?"



The answer is almost always the same…



"Napoleon!"



I tried the same line of questioning on a group of students from Sweden last week and, sure enough, most of them chorused: "Napoleon!"

Before I had a chance to correct them, one of their own number spoke out on my behalf:

"That's not Napoleon!" he cried, "That's the opposite of Napoleon!"

I rather liked his description!








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