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French term or phrase:Fouillis
English translation:Mess
Entered by: Eric Monarque
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05:40 Nov 19, 2008
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French term or phrase: Fouillis
Fouillis, difficulté à trouver les informations. Web changeant également, rendant la navigation plus difficile l'une fois sur l'autre
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 19:19
Ou 'muddle', 'jumble',
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Eric Monarque
Local time: 21:49
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4 +6Mess
Eric Monarque
3tangle / jumble / muddle



15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6

Ou 'muddle', 'jumble',

Eric Monarque
Local time: 21:49
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  Emma Paulay
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agree  mohanv: I am sorry; I did not see your Explanation
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agree  B D Finch
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agree  Catherine Gilsenan
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agree  Jean-Louis S.
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agree  frederique sannier-lowry
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
tangle / jumble / muddle

Il y a un fouillis de papiers sur mon bureau - There's a tangle of papers on my desk; My desk is a jumble of papers

Note added at 6 hrs (2008-11-19 11:44:37 GMT)

Some references for usage of "tangle of papers":
The convention exhibit contracts and agreements had been found among the tangle of papers left behind by the business manager

Records Management
This is the life cycle of all records whether an institution is big or small. It is imperative that all records flow smoothly through these three steps on a planned time schedule. If they do not, the organization will be faced with one or more of the following problems any of which can be a severe strain on resources:

* an unmanageable tangle of papers within the office
* wasted clerical effort searching for information
* loss of important operating information
* extravagant use of high cost office space and equipment
* loss of valuable historical records through destruction or neglect

Better Information Practices: Improving Records and InformationL
Organizations which do not have proper records management procedures lose money through: an unmanageable tangle of papers within the office

Local time: 19:19
Native speaker of: Native in TamilTamil
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  B D Finch: How can papers be tangled??! // Just because one can find examples through Google doesn't mean that it is linguistically correct. See any good dictionary for definition of "tangle".
2 hrs
  -> tangle of papers is in usage; though not greatly popular; pl see note added
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