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From: "Pierre Aronax" <>
Subject: Re: Sixteen Quarters Of Nobility
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 12:09:32 +0100
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"laurent ohier" <> a crit dans le message de
news:...
>
<...>
> My belief was that his family was from french flanders origin, and that
> his name was actually flemish, with "De" meaning "the" as it's the
> flemish definite article.
<...>

That was not the argument you gave (I gave it in my answer), and which would
have been reasonbale mistake. You said rather:

> The point is that since the "De Gaulle" family is not and never was
> noble,
> writing it "de Gaulle" is not correct, and should be "De Gaulle".

The word "Flemish" was not in your post.

Pierre



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