David M. Robertson dmsnake at USIT.NET
Sun Mar 4 16:46:11 UTC 2001

I saw a TV news segment last night on a new French law mandating that there be
women candidates for certain elective offices. They interviewd a French female
politician who (speaking English) said something like: Politics in France has been
a male culture, or, as we say in French, a "macho" culture.

She pronounced it in what I would consider the British fashion, as "match-o." This
would make me think that it was adopted into French from British English, rather
than directly from Spanish, or even from American English.


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