From: Lawrence deBivort (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 27 Apr 2005 - 19:27:35 GMT
FTIW, all my French friends use the term 'courriel', except for those now
living in the US and (coincidentally?) are fluent in English.
Cheers, or 'cheres'
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Subject: Re: Emigrant culture change less than parent culture
Jean-Olivier Noreau wrote:
> Now, can anyone tell me why the French use the word "mail" or
> "e-mail" to describe electronic mail, when the lovely word "courriel"
> was invented here in Quebec (as a contraption of "courrier
> électronique") ?
use of "courriel" is spreading in France. there has been some formal
I recall an exchange in the le monde, in late December 2004, on the
subject of "courriel", including a letter from a Professor at Laval.
for any practising memeticist, a case study of the adoption of courriel
in France as compared to Quebec or other French speaking areas would be
a v. good topic.
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