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Re: [ot] languages Was: [PATCH] configuration for modprobe

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Subject: Re: [ot] languages Was: [PATCH] configuration for modprobe
From: Richard Gooch <rgooch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:49:42 -0700
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Pascal Bourguignon writes:
> 
> Richard Gooch <rgooch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > Yann Droneaud writes:
> > 
> > > > Grrr, "programme" is *correct* spelling. This is just annoying. Before
> > > > attempting to correct my spelling, check with the OED (Oxford English
> > > > Dictionary).
> > > 
> > > Sorry, i didn't know that correct spelling is 'programme', this
> > > sound too much like the french word. This is why i 'corrected' them.
> > 
> > Hey, half of English is French anyway (remember the Normans?). Which
> > is why I always get a chuckle when I hear about French language laws
> > which are designed to keep English out (i.e. keep out half of
> > French:-).
> 
> Right. And the other half of English comes from Latin ;-) Which
> leads some linguists to say that English is the most latin of
> anglosaxon languages and French the most anglosaxon of latin
> languages.

So what's all the fighting been about? ;-)

                                Regards,

                                        Richard....
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