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#204492 - 02/04/12 07:53 AM Re: metier [Re: HalAl]
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Originally Posted By: HalAlI did Google it and learned that the "Immortals" mentioned on the site are their board members. I guess humility isn't one of their requirements!
It does sound that way, Hal, but in fact, "Immortel" translates into "for life" - in other words, once elected/appointed to the board, they remain members until they shuffle off this mortal coil.
It can also be used to mean "immmortal", as in god-like, or "everlasting". French words so often carry a multitude of meanings._________________________
I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#204493 - 02/04/12 09:36 AM Re: metier [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
I think the idea behind the courtesy title immortal is that once you're famous enough to be asked to join the Academy, your fame and glory will last forever._________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#204496 - 02/04/12 01:17 PM Re: metier [Re: zmjezhd]
Originally Posted By: zmjezhdI think the idea behind the courtesy title immortal is that once you're famous enough to be asked to join the Academy, your fame and glory will last forever.
And your pronouncements will haunt élèves forever.
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