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Re: Orthography Question

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 9, 1998, 18:22
Didier Willis scripsit:

> Computer english "spooler" --> Computer French "spouleur" > (but of course no one knows that it derives from "spool", > which would be "bobine", "rouleau" or "cannette" in > french).
Actually, it is said to derive from the acronym "Simultaneous Peripheral Output On Line". Nobody really knows if this is true or not. -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)