From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Mon 01 Oct 2001 - 22:56:32 IST
On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Liam Bedford wrote:
> > > distinction between free and free - libre and gratis in French, or speech
> > ^^^^^^ that's `gratuit.'
> > #endif /* NIT_PICKING_LIKE_THE_PEDANT_I_AM */
> <more nit_picking>
> They use gratis in belgium. And I think it was the belgian french, rather
> than the Belgian Flemish.
> </more nit_picking>
Aside: "gratis" is dutch for free, which might explain why belgian's
use it. though it surprises me they would, as the french speaking
belgians are terribly disdainful of anything vlaams or dutch.
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