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Re: Unknown malfunction of ncurses

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: Unknown malfunction of ncurses
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:42:26 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 09:16:15PM EDT, fred smith wrote:


> I tried to restrain myself, but find I am unable. Therefore I must point
> out that a "viola" is a stringed instrument that looks a lot like a
> violin. Perhaps you meant "Voila!" ???

Couldn't restrain myself either.. :-)

The 100% correct spelling is actually "voilĂ ", with a grave accent on
the final A.

In French, the rationale would appear to be that it makes it easier to
distinguish the interjection from the simple past of the verb "voiler"
~= "to veil".

Nitpicking obviously, and Merriam-Webster has both spellings anyway,
perhaps because accented vowels are not readily available on our U.S.

Okie-doke.. back to lurking, I promise.. 


Mooo Canada!!!!

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