] "French is such a rich language that it now has, by state
] decree, two words for "@" -- the "at" sign that has
] become a worldwide symbol for the Internet -- but only
] one official way to pronounce it.
] A special commission struggling to defend French against
] the spread of English in cyberspace has decided that the
] popular e-mail sign can be named either "arobase" or
Oh for crying out loud! The bloody French!