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But isn't "ecu" French for "scum"? :-))
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christophe Grandsire" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: OT: the euro & 01.01.02 (was NATLANG/FONT:)


> En réponse à Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> >
> > PS I would much have prefered if the EU currency had got called _écu_
> > (homophonous pl _écus_) as earlier planned. Sounds good (if you can
> > pronunce
> > that [y]!), have historical justification, is nice Abbrev, and avoids
> > that
> > omnipresent "euro".