Times article on DWJ/Conrad's Fate
Roger Burton West
roger at firedrake.org
Tue Mar 29 16:33:24 EST 2005
On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 10:24:30PM +0100, Colin Fine wrote:
(Hullo, Colin! Pull up a bollard...)
>What is slightly confusing is that French people seem to do the same: in
>normal life, they put their names the same way round as we do, but my
>observations suggest that in filling in forms they normally put their
>family name first, but capitalise it.
This seems to be a very common practice among French email users too,
particularly those who don't speak English well; I've also met it from
a small number of Germans, though I don't have information on where in
Germany they lived.
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