Today is 16 Brumaire in the year 212 de la Révolution according to the French Revolutionary calendar.
Just think, if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo, the, um, lingua franca might still be French!
And furthermore, if he hadn't caved into the Catholic Church, today could still be 16 Brumaire.
The Swedish word for the day is Frankrike, which is what the Swedes call France.
- by Francis S.