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Re: OFFTOPIC: What is "francais hexagonal"?

From:Arek Bellagio <zadar@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 18, 1998, 0:24
At 13:34 17/11/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>I ran into this term, and was mystified: obviously "hexagonal >(six-sided?) French" is not a useful translation.
I'm not sure how this can relate to language, but France is common referred to as a hexagon when it is compared to a geometric shape; maybe this has something to do with it. In conclusion, ~Arek - "The pessimist stomps and curses the wind. The optimist whines, but keeps saying how everything can be better. The realist adjusts the sails and doesn't complain." - Kyle Voiles ....Zephyr in the sky at night, I wonder: do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun?....