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  • B.B.C.: 'They were giving out the annual Prix de la Carpette Anglaise the other day. Literally it means the English Rug Prize, but doormat would be the better translation.

    'As the citation explains, the award goes to the French person or institution who has given the best display of "fawning servility" to further the insinuation into France of the accursed English language.'

    Is there a list anywhere for the names of prizes and awards? I couldn't find any with a quick search.

    January 25, 2009