Popularized thanks to Outlook
The French always complain that their language is dominated by English, and to this day they refuse to call the computer - like almost everyone else on the planet - a computer. L'ordinateur is what they call it, which since the last update of the most widespread calendar program in the western world has helped them to unexpected world fame.Unfortunately, especially in marketing and communications lingo, the acronym is pronounced in English, namely Ar-As-Vi-Pi. But the program is still called Outlook and not yet Bellevue.*Benno Maggi is co-founder and CEO of Partner & Partner. He created the section "Vom Fach" in the NZZ FOLIO and was in charge of it for years. He presents and deciphers words and terms that can be used either for small talk, pomposity, excitement, playing Scrabble or simply for fun.