Sunday, July 13, 2003
Vive la Quebec! Vive la Quebec Langue!-The French took one in the neck when the French language police, the Académie française, adoped the Quebec word for e-mail, courriel, to be the official French word. It tweaks courrier, French for mail, giving it the el-ectronique ending. The French look down upon Quebec about as much as the English look down upon American mauling of the Queen's language, so this is a coup for Quebec and a blow for the fromage-mangeurs.
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