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  1. #1
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    to the french...........

    email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email,email, email,


  2. #2
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    LOL, I have no idea what this is supposed to be about, but the effort is worth a response non the less!

  3. #3
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    /me wonders what to do when a Moderator breaks the rules

    6) NO SPAM OR PIMPING. This refers to the use of this site as a redirector or gateway to another site for the purpose of collecting click income or advertising. This also includes sites/schemes where the affiliate obscures or misleads members. Although there are times when a link to another site is necessary for helping or answering a question, this site reserves the right to determine what is and is not SPAM or PIMPING.
    Dave
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    Dave
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    ???

    PM me here if needed

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    Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz
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    PARIS, France (AP) -- Goodbye "e-mail", the French government says, and hello "courriel" -- the term that linguistically sensitive France is now using to refer to electronic mail in official documents.

    The Culture Ministry has announced a ban on the use of "e-mail" in all government ministries, documents, publications or Web sites, the latest step to stem an incursion of English words into the French lexicon.

    The ministry's General Commission on Terminology and Neology insists Internet surfers in France are broadly using the term "courrier electronique" (electronic mail) instead of e-mail -- a claim some industry experts dispute. "Courriel" is a fusion of the two words.

    "Evocative, with a very French sound, the word 'courriel' is broadly used in the press and competes advantageously with the borrowed 'mail' in English," the commission has ruled.

    Calling it artificial
    The move to ban "e-mail" was announced last week after the decision was published in the official government register on June 20. Courriel is a term that has often been used in French-speaking Quebec, the commission said.

    The 7-year-old commission has links to the Academie Francaise, the prestigious institution that has been one of the top opponents of allowing English terms to seep into French.

    Some Internet industry experts say the decision is artificial and doesn't reflect reality.

    "The word 'courriel' is not at all actively used," Marie-Christine Levet, president of French Internet service provider Club Internet, said Friday. "E-mail has sunk in to our values."

    She said Club Internet wasn't changing the words it uses.

    "Protecting the language is normal, but e-mail's so assimilated now that no one thinks of it as American," she said. "Courriel would just be a new word to launch."

    hey old frog, whats wrong with e-mail!

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    Priceless.
    Dave
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  9. #9
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    BS

    Club-Internet is a little provider, and we have been using "couriel" on a daily basis for years, at home as at work.

    Btw our language is french, not english.

    couriel comes from "courrier" = mail

    There has been a try for "mèl" for a while. No success.

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    hmm i wonder if you can get time if you say e-mail . Dude that is to funny. Freedom fries rule



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    So what is the french equivalent to Spam?
    "Madrange"??

    Killeroy.

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    235MHz FSB, what's next??
    236?

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    The media blew that story totally out of proportion. It is not ILLEGAL to use the word e-mail in France....it is not allowed to be used in official Goverment websites. Nobody is going to get arrested for saying anything...it's a minor directive that came out and the US media has (in their 'lets get the French' glee) blown it a bit out of proportion.

    Freedom fries? Bah!

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    Originally posted by Hubris

    Freedom fries? Bah!

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