The French are also idiots... these are the same people who wanted to prevent certain computer related terms from becoming common usage in French... see article here.
From the article...
Before a word such as "cloud computing" or "podcasting" ("diffusion pour baladeur") receives a certified French equivalent, it needs to be approved by three organizations and get a government minister's seal of approval, according to rules laid out by the state's General Delegation for the French Language and the Languages of France. The process can be a linguistic odyssey taking years.
Originally Posted by wookie
French are a law unto themselves any excuse to make a few bob. I think the reason given that the OOD flares are dangerous so classed as carrying hazardous waste without a licence. Soon all Goverments will catch, on you watch.
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