Monday, May 30, 2005

A silly project, keeping non-French words out of the French language...


"Maurice Druon of the Academie, wearing the official uniform embroidered with green and gold olive leaves." (SIPA Press) Posted by Hello

But a fabulous jacket.

1 comment:

Alex B. said...

A little chauvinisme here.

The word "courriel", French for email (and short for "courrier électronique"), was invented in Québec, but it took the Académie Française years to recognize it, only because it was coming from outside of France.

And as of today, the French don't use "courriel", they say "mail" (pronounced 'mêêêêle').