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    passport

    Hi,

    Today I had a close look at the passport. I saw there "Passport/Passeport" written. Why the second one?

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    Re: passport

    Passeport is French. You'll probably find that everything printed in a passport is in English, French, and the language(s) of the issuing country. I imagine this dates back to the days when French was the international language of diplomacy.
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    Re: passport

    That's interesting, GS.

    I expect that's the same reason why par avion etc appears on airmail stickers.

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