From an article on Yahoo News:
France Bans the Term ‘E-Mail’
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.
Did you not hate the French before this? They’ve really got to get over themselves. Next thing the French government is going to do is forbid all telephone calls to America. It’s the Thought Police over there. Makes us glad we’re Americans. Knockin’ back Freedom Fries with our Freedom Toast, walkin’ our Freedom poodles, as we give each other Freedom kisses. God bless us all!
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