Monday, January 28, 2013
Les Prats De La Semaine - The French
This week it goes to the French, or rather one of French Nanny's government departments the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie (tasked with keeping the French language "pure").
How does it do this?
Simple, it reinvents new French words to replace "evil" new foreign ones that have invaded the language; al la "1984".
Thus it has come to pass that the word "hashtags" has been banned by French Nanny from all legislation and official correspondence etc.
The new French word for hashtags is "mot-dièse" (sharp word).
All very "amusing", no doubt. However, the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie forgets that a language (if the culture that uses it is still vibrant and living) continues to grow, develop and evolve.
On the assumption that the French language is not yet dead, you can no more stop its evolution than you can disinvent the wheel.
The Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie, well deserving Prats De La Semaine!
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