Friday/ la plume est plus forte que l’epee

That’s French for ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ .. a phrase first mentioned in 1839 in a play called Cardinal Richelieu by¬†playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton. ¬†The phrase became commonplace soon after that, and today its translations are used in many languages (my information obtained from

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‘You are armed!’ says the gunman, on this front page from a Dutch newspaper that refers to the terrible events in Paris this week.


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