Two extraordinary heists in France have hit the headlines this week: an armoured truck guard from Lyon drove away with eleven million euros after 10 years of good and faithful services. A postman quietly made off with a million euros. No one was robbed at these thefts, just the institution of banking.
Raymond Devos liked to raise the question about the difference between a
“good flu” and a “bad flu”. In doing so, as always, he pointed to the
importance in the use of words and their genealogy to understand their
meaning and define the action which they imply.