Dictionary Corner: Savoir-faire
"Nextenso, Alcatel's Internet software subsidiary, will deliver its localization platform to Bouygues Telecom, targeting their enterprise market. With this technological savoir-faire, enterprises will be able to interface their core business applications with location-based information."
With this technological quoi? As "savoir-faire" is "the ability to say or do the right or graceful thing," it might just be that something has got lost in the translation. Or maybe Alcatel really believes interfacing some core apps with location-based info can be a truly tactful corporate exercise.
— Ray Le Maistre, European Editor, Unstrung www.unstrung.com