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Originally posted by Flyer
Originally posted by Otts
djohnsto - actually, it would be false to say that English words haven't entered the French language. "Weekend", for example, or even "parking", or Internet words like "web" - and in France, "mail" is a very popular translation of "email".
There are some purists - a minority - who would like the French language to be purged of English expressions. I for one agree that a language which doesn't evolve dies. And the reality is that despite what those purists say, French does integrate some English words.
However didnt the French government make up a French equivalent of computer and forbid their employess to use the English version?
It all seems to be a bit petty and in Quebec, dont they also force the use of the French language?
Ive no problem with people using or promoting French, but when the government starts interfering or people start suing, it all seems a bit sad and desperate.