Depends on who you ask. Be prepared for a response. You’ve been warned.
Ever heard the oxymoronic exclamation, “The king is dead! Long live the king!”
Feels odd just writing it. The phrase comes from the 15th century when Charles VI (known as “Charles the Mad,” who died as king and his son took the reigns to a much maligned and ransacked France).
“Le roi est mort, vive le roi!”
“The king is dead” announces just that. “Long live the king!” refers to whomever is the shrew to take the throne — in this case, Charles VII. Family business and all. Whelp, this often misunderstood profession seems to suffer same fate every year. Some schmuck says, “PR is dead.” Followed by a hipster who says, “Uh … no, dude.”
That has happened already in 2014, so which person is correct?