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Re: a question about phone numbers



----- Original Message -----
From: cara kendric <cara.kendric@MAIL.TJU.EDU>
Date: Friday, June 22, 2001 12:43 pm
Subject: a question about phone numbers

> But what was the format for French phone numbers? Does anyone have any
> idea? Is there anyone old enough to have been there, who might
> remember?

Local numbers would be, e.g.:
MAR 1515 (pronounced Marignan 1515 - get it, you history buffs?)
Marignan, Taitbout, Odeon, etc., were the local exchanges. For the
others, you had to call the operator.

Everyone living in the snooty "Taitbout" exchange was in dread of the
2:00 am call:

"Taitbout 1219?
- Oui...
- Alors couche-toi!"

Yuk, yuk.

Paul T Werner, New York
http://theorangepress.com

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