Re: OFFTOPIC: What is "francais hexagonal"?

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Tue Nov 17 1998 - 16:38:00 EST

On Nov 17, 12:50pm, John Cowan wrote:
> Well, I imagine a non-anglophone here would have the same trouble with
> a sign reading "Amtrak", though there is usually a pictograph of a
> on the sign as well.

My favorite American road sign is the one about Hazmats.
Most Americans don't know this "word" until they run into it.
Apparently "Hazardous materials" or "Trucks carrying hazardous
materials" doesn't fit on the sign.

Now that we know that hexagon means French, what language does "long and
winding" represent? I run into it a lot...


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