Skip to comments.Francois Hollande's gormless grin has France in hysterics
Posted on 09/05/2013 12:39:09 AM PDT by TexGrill
In the image - which the main French news agency AFP attempted to withdraw from circulation - the French president looks gormless as he grins in front of a blackboard on which is written: "Today, it's back to school".
The photograph was taken on Tuesday during Mr Hollande's visit to a school in Denain, northern France, to coincide with the start of term for hundreds of thousands of French pupils. It appears he was pulling a funny face to make the pupils laugh.
The original image came with the caption: "During a visit to the school Denain Michelet, September 3, 2013, Francois Hollande smiles, chairing a panel discussion on the reform of school timetables established by the government."
AFP initially posted the picture on its website as available for downloading but apparently concerned it was inappropriate for a head of state both later issued a "mandatory kill" notice, meaning the photo must not be used.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Ia “gorm” Froggish for “clue”?
Hollande is old enough to have learned this.
I’m guessing having a gorm means looking a little less intensely Muppet-like. I don’t look like a Muppet at all, so I must have one.
Definition of GORMLESS
: lacking intelligence
Examples of GORMLESS
a comedy show that invariably portrays the British aristocracy as a bunch of gormless twits
Origin of GORMLESS
alteration of English dialect gaumless, from gaum attention, understanding (from Middle English gome, from Old Norse gaum, gaumr) + -less
First Known Use: 1883
Related to GORMLESS
airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, stupid [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless
What the hell is “gormless”?
Am I gormful? Or gormy? Did I every have gorm?