From: God Dan
To: Dave Hamilton
Date: Sep 10 1998 10:22:33 pm
Subject: Salt
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-> On 09 Sep 98  08:55:12, Dave Hamilton got back to God Dan

GD> Not likely, as France isn't French enough for the Quebecois.

DH> team to France at that time to collect the terminology for the
DH> info-processing biz. The Parisiennes were calling a computer,
DH> "computer." So the Quebequois invented their own word, "ordinateur,"

They make De Gaulle look reasonable when it comes to their very
"special" language.

However, I do remember that one of the specialty luncheon meat
sandwiches in the Quebec area was called " un smoked meat sandwich "

... When in doubt, Kill the messenger!
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