[Haskell-cafe] Last Call for the Italian Haskellers Summer Meeting
Pasqualino 'Titto' Assini
tittoassini at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 05:57:50 EDT 2008
On Thursday 07 August 2008 19:35:17 Dan Weston wrote:
> Shouldn't that be "posta elettronica" (or "posteletta" along the lines
> of the Frence "courriel")? Somehow I doubt that Dante would have
> approved of the word "email".
Actually I don't think that he would have disapproved.
Dante wrote the "Divina Commedia" in the Florentine dialect, a 'vulgar'
language that was far from codified and quite open to external influences.
Mussolini, on the contrary, with his nationalistic/racist mindset would have
been mightly pissed off by my usage of 'email' and would have certainly
insisted for 'posta elettronica' (a perfect valid term by the way, just a bit
longer than necessary).
But then who cares if Mussolini spins in his grave?
> Titto Assini wrote:
> > As usual we will now switch to Dante's "bella lingua".
> > Ottimissimi,
> > mancano pochi giorni al primo incontro estivo/balneare degli haskeller
> > italiani.
> > Per informazioni e registrarsi date uno sguardo a:
> > http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/ItaloHaskell/Summer_2008
> > Oppure contattate il sottoscritto via email o per telefono al 0584
> > 791669.
> > A presto ragazzi,
> > titto
Pasqualino "Titto" Assini PhD
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CO79PT - Colchester - U.K.
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