January 12, 2018

GLOBALIZATION IS ANGLOFICATION:

French told not to say 'smartphone' in ongoing battle against English (The Local, 12 January 2018)

After banishing the likes of "email", "hashtag" and "dark web", to much hilarity -- and without much success it must be said -- they have now turned their attention to the "smartphone".

The body known as the Commission d'enrichissement de la langue fran├žaise, which works alongside the famously proud and often grouchy Academie Fran├žaise, is urging French speakers to use the word "mobile multifonction" instead. 

It takes a lot of work to keep a language as ugly as French.

Posted by at January 12, 2018 5:37 AM

  

« HILLARY IN A SKIRT: | Main | KNOWING YOUR ALLIES: »