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Re: OFFTOPIC: What is "francais hexagonal"?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 17, 1998, 18:44
John Cowan wrote:
> > I ran into this term, and was mystified: obviously "hexagonal > (six-sided?) French" is not a useful translation.
Just a guess, but perhaps the French of France? Isn't France sometimes referred to as "l'Hexagon" (or whatever), for its roughly hexagonal shape? -- "It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II" (Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor