July 19, 2003

Courriel, not E-mail...
The Académie Française has decided that the word «courriel» will be used in France instead of the commonly used E-mail, mail, and mél. Following this lead, the French Cultural Ministry has decided to use only courriel in official documents, and has banned the use of the other three words. An interesting note is that they have been using courriel in Québec for the past few years.
Check out the full story from CNN, or the communiqué from the French Cultural Ministry (in French) for more information.
In case you were wondering, the word for blog in French is "un blogue".

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