Re: Resolution Liaison superseded

From: David Graham <cdlu(at)railfan(dot)ca>
To: Bill Allombert <Bill(dot)Allombert(at)math(dot)u-bordeaux1(dot)fr>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Resolution Liaison superseded
Date: 2009-04-01 16:16:52
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On the off-chance that this is not an April Fools resolution, as a French
speaking member of SPI's board, I disagree with everything except
preambles 1, 2, and 3.

The dictionary defines liaison as:

3. Specifically: A process of communication between parts of
an organization or between two organizations acting
together for a common purpose.

4. Hence: A person whose function it is to maintain such

That's exactly what we use liaisons for. I can't speak for anyone's
liaisons with our liaisons, but our liaisons liaise perfectly well.

- -
David "cdlu" Graham - cdlu(at)railfan(dot)ca
Guelph, Ontario -

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Bill Allombert wrote:

> Resolution Liaison superseded
> 1. "liaison" is a French word meaning a link with three (3) consecutive
> vowels.
> 2. The mispelling "liason" does not exist in English, and is irritating to
> French readers.
> 3. Some SPI officers are unable to spell "liaison" properly.
> 4. The Webster 1913 dictionnary define a "liaison" as an illicit sexual
> relation, which seldom describes accurately the nature of the relation
> between SPI and associate projects.
> 5. The word "liaison" will not be used in SPI resolutions and corresponding
> discussions.
> 6. Instead the word "link" will be substitued wherever "liaison" was used.
> 7. The SPI mail-server will be changed to automatically bounce message
> constaining the mispelling "liason".
> 8. French subscribers of SPI mailing-lists are advised to find another
> subjet of rant for next year.
> Cheers,
> Bill.
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