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French Government Bans Term 'E-Mail'

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Goober, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Goober

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    French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

    Associated Press :

    PARIS - 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.

    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."

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    Re: French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

    What a [I love Jeeps] joke, god damn french faggets
     
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    Re: French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

    French fawkers! Actually, who cares...let them do their own thing, we'll do ours and we'll leave it at that.
     
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    That's fine....screw those French POS's. I'll just sit here and eat Freedom Fries, Freedom Bread & Freedom Toast! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    what a bunch of dumbasses /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

    I think the french should just stop using everything American, you know cars trains electricity all the stuff we have given the wolrd. Stupid Tards.
     
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    Re: French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

    And they thought we were stupid for calling our french fries freedom fries in our government buildings for a whole 2 minutes. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    What a [I love Jeeps] joke, god damn french faggets

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    Hey, thats what I was gonna type /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I'll just sit here and eat freedom fries , freedom bread & freedom toast

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    That's pretty fawkin stupid too.
     
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    It is the whole notion that the French government banned the term "e-mail" because they don't want to allow an American English term into their vocabulary that is so crazy. They must not realize how many American words have French connotation or are actual French terms.

    It is impossible to know for sure whether or not this is retaliation for the "Freedom Fries" incident or not, but who cares.....those French idiots can kiss my red, white and blue gluteus maximus! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    They must not realize how many American words have French connotation or are actual French terms.

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    Yeah like:
    Surrender, Retreat, Yield, Withdraw, Relinquish, Sequester, Evacuation, Departutre, Avoidance, Recoil.

    We still use these "French" trems today. Meny we often use when referring to the French.
    I don't see why those riffle droppers are so up-tight. We give credit where credits due.
     
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    Yeah like:
    Surrender, Retreat, Yield, Withdraw, Relinquish, Sequester, Evacuation, Departutre, Avoidance, Recoil.

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    Re: French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

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    Yeah like:
    Surrender, Retreat, Yield, Withdraw, Relinquish, Sequester, Evacuation, Departutre, Avoidance, Recoil.



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    add "panty waste" "pansy-ass" "nancy boy" "pussy", oh and hows about "no-lead slinging light loafer losers"???

    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif just adding to the insanity of an already seemingly jacked post /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  16. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: French Government Bans Term \'E-Mail\'

    You forgot, "pus-nuts" and "cockbreath".
     

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