E-mail? The French beg to differ

The times they are a-changin’.

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From: http://msn.com.com/2100-1105_2-1027357.html?part=msn&subj=ns_1027357&tag=msn_home


The latest Anglicism to fall out of favor in France is the word “e-mail,” now banned from use by government employees.

The word “e-mail” can now no longer be used in French official communication, including documents, memos, the internet and even e-mails themselves.

The General Commission on Terminology and Neology, part of the French Culture Ministry and affiliated to the Academie Francaise–which outlawed the word “Walkman” in favor of “baladeur” some years ago–prefers the French alternative “courriel.”

And we wonder why the French don’t win any wars?

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