I love this link is called "French Complaints"


Oh those crazy French! Now I can be a language snob at times (it’s ‘cool’ not ‘kewl’, and it’s ‘you are’ not ‘UR’, and don’t even get me started on ‘l33t’), and I do appreciate the way things used to be in terms of language. I like using old words and old phrases because it’s romantic and/or entertaining. But, like Marlo says, languages evolve, and you can’t stop it. You can slow it down, but it’s just delaying the inevitable. Language is obviously tied in with every other human interaction and if you’re going to restrict yourself with language, you’re going to restrict yourself with business and every other kind of growth. Well maybe that’s what Quebec wants, and if so…keep up the good work.

4 Replies to “I love this link is called "French Complaints"”

  1. I couldn’t agree more, the hard liners in Quebec would keep the province from moving forward and prospering if not for the intervention of the federal government. They beleive they are special and the rest of Canada does not understand them. I hate to tell them but English is the universal language of business. I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

  2. you should read Bill Bryson’s book about the evolution about the English language. it discusses how French is slowly dying as a language and how English is becoming global. part of the reason he cites, is because the French are unwilling to allow non-French terms into their language. according to the book, the French have an organisation that makes new French phrases or words to substitute for new phrases/words that appear in English (or other languages).

  3. Yes I’ve heard about that – some kind of council of 12 or something. No l’internet for them.

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