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.

Roger

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