If the U.S. can transform french fries into freedom fries, I suppose France is entitled to turn e-mail into "courriel". That doesn't make it any less ridiculous, of course.
France's General Commission on Terminology and Neology is protecting the language from the invasion of English words. Congress is expected to respond by banning the words "rendevous" and "resume" from general use.
The world is becoming more and more like an Onion headline everyday.