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Re: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité pour tous
At 11:29 AM 11/09/02 EDT, Jean wrote:
>Dear Ian -
>You write that I seem to think Sinclair is French but it is not so.
>It does not, however, take much of a Sherlock Homes to detect that he is of
>the French culture.
Your version must have been written by someone other than Conan-Doyle
then Jean! I'd put away that magnifying glass and hang up the deer-stalker
>His e-mails emanate from France.
>From the way he
>translates or mistranslates terms from French to English I would be willing
>to bet his first language is French rather than English.
Please don't put too much money down! I've had a good tip that he is from
_much_ further north. It's from the cheval's mouth in fact! (or should that
>reflect the Weltanschauung and hangups of the French culture. Perhaps
>technically he is not French. Perhaps he is Walloon (French-speaking
>Belgian) or suisse romand (French-speaking Swiss). It would be a long-shot
>for him to be an French Canadian expatriate. But it does not matter. He is
>of the French culture.
Could you give me his shoe size as well? I definitely would like a copy
of the email program you use! (-:
>Just as you in Australia are of the English-speaking
>world and reflect its outlook and hangups.
Do I really? Which email did I give that away in, or was it perhaps my
typing style? Does my accent come through that strongly in dot matrix?
You really know me that well....... we just _have_ to be cousins!
>As to who "us" is, "Us" is us of the English-speaking world.
You may say that, I can't possibly comment.
Perth, Western Australia
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