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The accent is a reflection of the British pronunciation; note the original French never had an accent either. It is absolutely incorrect in America and implies a different pronunciation than anywhere but Britain.

EDIT: I am wrong.




> The accent is a reflection of the British pronunciation; note the original French never had an accent either.

The French (which is referenced in that wiktionary article) does, in fact, have the same accent.



I have never seen such an edit on the internet before.

I am amazed.

This is why I love HN.




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