squidgod2000: That's part of the genius of the English language: Being able to create words rapidly and efficiently, and to be sure they are used. To create words in French, we must work very quickly. Because once a word from English is implanted (in everyday speech), it's difficult to dislodgeIt's the power of the culture, not the genius of the language. If French mattered, there'd be some (non-food) french words used in regularly in English./cue the list of non-food french words we all use frequently
Counter_Intelligent: Help le French? But I am le tired...
MemeSlave: How about "take a shower, you filthy frog" ?
fawlty: FTFA: It is often difficult for words created and embedded in Quebecois French to cross the Atlantic and take root in European and African French-language vocabularies - or vice versa. For example, outside Quebec, no one uses the word "pourriel" to mean "spam," "baladodiffusion" for "podcast" and "clavardage" for "chat."That's because those words sound farking stupid and are too long./damn frenchies
lotustuned: French is the third most commonly used language on the Web and social media networks as well as in international trade, according to studies cited at the forum in Quebec, which lasts until Friday.
padraig: MemeSlave: How about "take a shower, you filthy frog" ?How about "read a book", you ignorant yank ?
padraig: How about "read a book", you ignorant yank ?
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