On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Language pollution, similar to the universal use of "merci" for thank you in
> German (more or less) speaking Switzerland.
except they don't speak german in the germanic parts of switzerland,
they speak swiss-german. :)
"thank you" in swiss-german /is/ "merci" (with another word tacked
on). so no language pollution.
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