LETTER : Franc rejoinder

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From Dr Michael Gumbrell

Sir: So you thought Ecu stood for European Currency Unit, did you? According to Cassell's French dictionary: "Ecu - crown (an obsolete French coin formerly worth three francs)". There are no flies on the French.

Yours sincerely,

MICHAEL GUMBRELL

Ashdon, Essex

17 April

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