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Claim: French's mustard released a press statement to let U.S. consumers know "the only thing we have in common with the French is that we are both yellow."
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: French's mustard was one of the "innocent" products caught in the crossfire of American exuberance to boycott all French products in the wake of Franco-American disagreement over going to war against Iraq — the same mania that led to calls in the
The company that produces French's mustard is neither owned by French interests nor headquartered in France, however. French's corporate parent is actually a British firm, Reckitt
Last updated: 16 October 2007
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