[Foundation-l] Our values

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 6 08:22:34 UTC 2008

Michael Snow wrote:
> Florence Devouard wrote:
>> Brianna Laugher wrote:
>>> Also I assume a spellchecker would run over this sooner or later but
>>> "Independance" is bugging me a bit :) -> "Independence".
>>> </pedant>
>> oh...
>> hmmm
>> During the past few weeks, I learned to transform my "responsability" in 
>> "responsibility".
>> So, independence is next in line :-)
> No, please don't. We're passing up such a wonderful opportunity to 
> finally solve the eternal British vs. American English debate - we 
> should just submit all disputed spellings to the Académie française.
> --Michael Snow

Speaking of which...

It is open days for membership at Académie Française. 6 seats to 
replace, 2007 being a very tough year for our old folks.


(cultural minute: the academy was created in 1635. There are 40 seats. A 
seat is replaced only after the death of its user. In a situation where 
people frequently die after 90, that means the membership is pretty old. 
6 deaths in one year is bad karma...)

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