Re: I18n issue: French family names with "de"

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Sun Oct 25 1998 - 09:52:30 EST

I've received a number of private retorts from Americans, concerning my
public remark in French below, to which the only response in English I can
offer is the following, said by my beloved compatriot GBS in 1933: "Even to
this day it is easier than it ought to be for me to get a rise out of an
American by telling him something about himself which is equally true about
every human being on the face of the globe..."

>> "de Tocqueville", if of noble origin,
>Indeed (at for least the author of _Democracy in America_).


En Amérique du Nord?

Cela, c'est une impossibilité!:-)

Marion Gunn
Everson Gunn Teoranta
27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn; Baile an Bhóthair; Co. Átha Cliath; Éire
Gutháin: +353 1 283-9396, +353 1 478-2597,
15 Port Chaeimhghein Íochtarach; Baile Átha Cliath 2; Éire (Ireland)

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