Many wrote New Orleans off after the Hurricane, but au contraire.
The French apparently never got the memo that the Internet is a borderless network where national law can’t be effectively applied. Au contraire: on Monday a Paris court ordered eBay to pay $63 million in damages to units of the Paris-based luxury goods mammoth LVMH, after agreeing that the site had facilitated the sale of counterfeit versions of its high-end products, particularly Louis Vuitton luggage.
Bruce Crumley -- Time, "France Fines eBay over Fake Vuitton", 6/30/08
"Mais, ma bonne amie," said Prince Andrew, "vous devriez au contraire m’etre reconnaissante de ce que j’explique a Pierre votre intimite avec ce jeune homme."
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
Au contraire, it advances us enormously, but enormously!