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(Daily Mail)   France's linguistic police decree new Gallic interpretation of word for 'sexting': 'Il m'a envoyé un texto pornographique.' Kinda just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 50
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2013-12-19 12:52:30 AM  
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2013-12-19 04:47:23 AM  
I don't see how this is very much different from the OED officially introducing words into the English language every year. I think "twerking" was a new one in 2013.
 
2013-12-19 05:02:10 AM  
Someone should send them a strongly worded couriel.
 
2013-12-19 05:04:19 AM  
If a French chick said this, it'd be hot.

Had a French girl I know curse at me, just because.
 
2013-12-19 05:06:15 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I don't see how this is very much different from the OED officially introducing words into the English language every year. I think "twerking" was a new one in 2013.


OED is descriptive, this is apparently prescriptive. Huge difference.

The language policing is all about French insecurity. It's quite pathetique.
 
2013-12-19 05:07:03 AM  
It's like wiping your ass with silk.
 
2013-12-19 05:13:00 AM  
The French can be so stupid and hardheaded sometimes; ironically the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."

Textopornographie is a gross over simplification too. Not all naked pictures are porn, damnit.
 
2013-12-19 05:24:33 AM  

walktoanarcade: The French can be so stupid and hardheaded sometimes; ironically the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."

Textopornographie is a gross over simplification too. Not all naked pictures are porn, damnit.


Yeah, but it's a pretty good match for the word "sext".
 
2013-12-19 05:30:57 AM  
the freakin quarante immortels are still around? aren't these the same clowns who tried to make it a crime to use "computer" in lieu of ordinateur?
 
2013-12-19 05:32:11 AM  

walktoanarcade: the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."


I think the germans would've said "de-ve-des". Maybe you just heard someone trying to say it in english?
 
2013-12-19 05:40:52 AM  

walktoanarcade: The French can be so stupid and hardheaded sometimes; ironically the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."


Not to be that guy, but I don't know a single person that says or ever said "day-vay-days" or even the english version. It's de-fau-de. Just the letters pronounced in german. But you are right we don't give a fark about english idioms and expressions bleeding into our language and frankly I'd love to have a word as versatile as fark.

On the other hand you are welcome for rucksack, kindergarten, angst and the like.
 
2013-12-19 05:44:36 AM  
OMG lol teh franch iz tarded
 
2013-12-19 05:44:38 AM  
Cultural indifference the thickest invisible wall in the game.
 
2013-12-19 05:49:52 AM  

phlegmmo:


I seriously laughed hard enough to wake people up in my house. Well done.
 
2013-12-19 05:51:17 AM  

Public Savant: walktoanarcade: the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."

I think the germans would've said "de-ve-des". Maybe you just heard someone trying to say it in english?


No, what I meant was, since DVDs were not invented by Germans, but they have to have a name for them regardless; instead of phonetically pronouncing them as the transliterated "day fowf day" which would be natural for the language, they refuse to fight against the current and go with the original pronunciation "dee vee dee"

I messed up by transliterating "day" "vay" "day", but the pronunciation is correct on the "d"s for a German if they were standing by Germanic pronunciation.

I used "f"s on the "v" for the non-used Germanic transliteration pronunciation because "v" is pronounced as an "f" in German.

/hope you don't think I'm being an ass
//German/Austrian/Heinz57
 
2013-12-19 05:51:51 AM  

berylman: Cultural indifference the thickest invisible wall in the game.


I cast magic missile at the cultural indifference.
 
2013-12-19 05:52:10 AM  

sendtodave: If a French chick said this, it'd be hot.

Had a French girl I know curse at me, just because.


When I was in Paris I witnessed a middle-aged French woman in a Citroen accidentally brush up against a younger French woman riding a bicycle. No one was injured, but their post-accident screaming match was better than years of scrambled late-night Cinemax.

Conversely, later that same year in Kiev I witnessed a screaming match between two Ukranian truck drivers that was like watching drunken cossacks use your grandmother as a cudgel to murder a room full of puppies.
 
2013-12-19 05:54:03 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I don't see how this is very much different from the OED officially introducing words into the English language every year. I think "twerking" was a new one in 2013.


Au contraire, the OED don't make up these words, and didn't introduce them into English. You made up the words, they merely added existing words to their catalogue of existing words. A sane reaction, one would think.

I'm curious about "texto", because that looks awfully like "text", but with an "o" added to the end, it's faux French.

I watched a video of a Dutchman talking in Dutch, and English words slip in seamlessly, even with the English accent. In English we happily use other languages words, we take a small amount of schadenfreude in seeing the French react with such hostility. C'est la vie.
 
2013-12-19 05:54:10 AM  

poodle's core: walktoanarcade: The French can be so stupid and hardheaded sometimes; ironically the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."

Not to be that guy, but I don't know a single person that says or ever said "day-vay-days"



me either. Never been to Germany or Austria, or any other German speaking country, but I have also never heard "DVD" pronounced "day vay day"    And "day" is just my version of "de" as you're doing.

Sorry for any confusion.
 
2013-12-19 05:54:37 AM  

poodle's core: walktoanarcade: The French can be so stupid and hardheaded sometimes; ironically the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."

Not to be that guy, but I don't know a single person that says or ever said "day-vay-days" or even the english version. It's de-fau-de. Just the letters pronounced in german. But you are right we don't give a fark about english idioms and expressions bleeding into our language and frankly I'd love to have a word as versatile as fark.

On the other hand you are welcome for rucksack, kindergarten, angst and the like.


English is the love child of every other language.
 
2013-12-19 05:57:36 AM  

rorgus: poodle's core: walktoanarcade: The French can be so stupid and hardheaded sometimes; ironically the Germans gave up a long time ago and and "Komputer" is now "computer" and DVDs are pronounced "dee-vee-dees" not "day-vay-days."

Not to be that guy, but I don't know a single person that says or ever said "day-vay-days" or even the english version. It's de-fau-de. Just the letters pronounced in german. But you are right we don't give a fark about english idioms and expressions bleeding into our language and frankly I'd love to have a word as versatile as fark.

On the other hand you are welcome for rucksack, kindergarten, angst and the like.

English is the love child of every other language.


this

and

take the best
leave the rest
 
2013-12-19 06:06:35 AM  
Damnit. I keep typing "v" as transliterated "vay" and not "fau" or how you have it, poodle's core.

Sure, saying it in German and English is easy, but switching back and forth on Fark is too much for my feeble mind, it would seem. :|
 
2013-12-19 06:11:19 AM  

Slaxl: I'm curious about "texto", because that looks awfully like "text", but with an "o" added to the end, it's faux French.


The English word "text" is taken from French.
 
2013-12-19 06:13:10 AM  
The Daily Mail poking fun at the french?  How unexpected.
 
2013-12-19 06:17:21 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Conversely, later that same year in Kiev I witnessed a screaming match between two Ukranian truck drivers that was like watching drunken cossacks use your grandmother as a cudgel to murder a room full of puppies.


You magnificent bastard!
 
2013-12-19 06:18:39 AM  
Iceland scoffs at the frogs "áhugamenn!"
 
2013-12-19 06:25:37 AM  
I know you lot like your annual let's mock the French for trying to keep their language, but remember that:
1. there's no language police, no one will drag you to Devil's Island for uttering an english word
2. the Académie Française went from "august body tasked with creating the dictionary of reference for the language" to "that palce where they store old writers, playwrights and old politicians with delusions of literary grandeur before they croak".
3. Nobody gives a shiat about what they say, especially when it's related to new technologies and the use thereof.

Anyway, off to my two-hours lunch break with lots of wine.
 
2013-12-19 06:28:12 AM  

Cheese eating surrender monkey: I know you lot like your annual let's mock the French for trying to keep their language, but remember that:
1. there's no language police, no one will drag you to Devil's Island for uttering an english word
2. the Académie Française went from "august body tasked with creating the dictionary of reference for the language" to "that palce where they store old writers, playwrights and old politicians with delusions of literary grandeur before they croak".
3. Nobody gives a shiat about what they say, especially when it's related to new technologies and the use thereof.

Anyway, off to my two-hours lunch break with lots of wine.


Place, not palce, obviously.
This place really needs an edit function. Get cracking, Drew.
 
2013-12-19 06:28:46 AM  
FTAThe decision came among a wave of rulings that proposed new French terms for 'prenuptial agreement', 'happy slapping' and 'child grooming'.

Do I even want to know what the hell "happy slapping" is?
 
2013-12-19 06:33:18 AM  
I remember a comedian doing a but about this using boat show as an example. In French it's a long phrase and in English it's just two words.

/For more information watch 'allo 'allo
 
2013-12-19 06:38:45 AM  
I met Luther Vandross while I was stoned in Paris.  It was not a random occurrence.
 
2013-12-19 06:44:27 AM  

ciberido: FTA:  The decision came among a wave of rulings that proposed new French terms for 'prenuptial agreement', 'happy slapping' and 'child grooming'.

Do I even want to know what the hell "happy slapping" is?


Google Translate says the French translation of "happy slapping" is "happy slapping". Frustrated, I typed in "France surrenders" and it slapped me.
 
2013-12-19 06:52:01 AM  
French is a dying language, hence it needs to be protected. Look at how arse-pained the Canadians get about the use of English there.

Poodles Core I've always preferred backpack, playschool and fear to the words you're offering.
 
2013-12-19 07:03:24 AM  

walktoanarcade: /hope you don't think I'm being an ass


You really shouldn't care about what I or anyone else on the internet thinks of you.

For all you know, I'm sitting in a dark room only lit up by the monitor, while I massage my manhood with the slime from an eel that I keep in a bucket.

/I'm not doing that, but now that's what you think of me. And I sure don't mind.
 
2013-12-19 07:08:32 AM  

Public Savant: walktoanarcade: /hope you don't think I'm being an ass

You really shouldn't care about what I or anyone else on the internet thinks of you.

For all you know, I'm sitting in a dark room only lit up by the monitor, while I massage my manhood with the slime from an eel that I keep in a bucket.

/I'm not doing that, but now that's what you think of me. And I sure don't mind.


I try not to care too much, but I am new here and i want to let people know that I'm not generally being rude.

Thanks for the visual..

/fap
//hehe?
 
2013-12-19 07:33:10 AM  
Hey, que sera sera, eh?
 
2013-12-19 07:42:30 AM  

Slaxl: AverageAmericanGuy: I don't see how this is very much different from the OED officially introducing words into the English language every year. I think "twerking" was a new one in 2013.

Au contraire, the OED don't make up these words, and didn't introduce them into English. You made up the words, they merely added existing words to their catalogue of existing words.


AAG is responsible for inventing "twerking" and other such abominations?? *readies the pitchforks and torches*
 
2013-12-19 07:44:55 AM  

RobSeace: Slaxl: AverageAmericanGuy: I don't see how this is very much different from the OED officially introducing words into the English language every year. I think "twerking" was a new one in 2013.

Au contraire, the OED don't make up these words, and didn't introduce them into English. You made up the words, they merely added existing words to their catalogue of existing words.

AAG is responsible for inventing "twerking" and other such abominations?? *readies the pitchforks and torches*


Come at me, bro.
 
2013-12-19 07:49:18 AM  

illannoyin: I remember a comedian doing a but about this using boat show as an example. In French it's a long phrase and in English it's just two words.

/For more information watch 'allo 'allo


It's only one word in Dutch.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you're somehow obliged to use the French version of English terms, I can recommend http://granddictionaire.com/. You'll probably want to set langue d'interrogation to anglais in your préférences de recherche.
 
2013-12-19 08:47:34 AM  
FTA:  "...the Académie has also suggested a ready-made contraction, 'sexto'."

It's in the popular language already.

Also FTA:  "L'Académie française...advis[es] countrymen to replace such words as 'le weekend' with 'le fin de la semaine' and so on."

It's "le weekend" in France, all right, but "la fin de semaine" in Quebec.
 
2013-12-19 09:25:22 AM  

poodle's core: But you are right we don't give a fark about english idioms and expressions bleeding into our language and frankly I'd love to have a word as versatile as fark.


We stole it from you!
 
2013-12-19 10:14:23 AM  

ciberido: FTA:  The decision came among a wave of rulings that proposed new French terms for 'prenuptial agreement', 'happy slapping' and 'child grooming'.

Do I even want to know what the hell "happy slapping" is?


Randomly assaulting strangers in the street and having a friend record video of the attack using a mobile phone camera.
 
2013-12-19 10:26:18 AM  

walktoanarcade: Textopornographie is a gross over simplification too. Not all naked pictures are porn, damnit.


No, but the ones described as sexting typically are. That is, in fact, the whole point.
 
2013-12-19 12:09:45 PM  
Is there anything the french language can't make sound more douchy?
 
2013-12-19 02:07:26 PM  
I'd just like to be the first one in this thread to say 'tabarnac!'.
 
2013-12-19 09:38:51 PM  
 

AverageAmericanGuy: I don't see how this is very much different from the OED officially introducing words into the English language every year. I think "twerking" was a new one in 2013.


Not like it hasn't been covered already, but the sheer absurdity and over-complication of things would be laughable if it just wasn't so damn sad.  

The equivalent:

Whilst acknowledging that the subject matter to follow has been brought to point and discussed prior to this message; taking into consideration its gratuitously preposterous nature in conjunction with its excessive convolutedness one might find it rather humorous were it not so inclined to birth sorrow of great depths.
 
2013-12-19 10:08:54 PM  
I'm not sure of what a French pornographic text would look like.
 
2013-12-19 11:45:17 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: I'm not sure of what a French pornographic text would look like.


Hair. Everywhere.
 
2013-12-20 04:23:31 AM  

Gordon Bennett: ciberido: FTA:  The decision came among a wave of rulings that proposed new French terms for 'prenuptial agreement', 'happy slapping' and 'child grooming'.

Do I even want to know what the hell "happy slapping" is?

Randomly assaulting strangers in the street and having a friend record video of the attack using a mobile phone camera.


So "happy slapping" is basically the British equivalent of the American term "knockout game"?
 
2013-12-20 07:24:23 AM  

ciberido: So "happy slapping" is basically the British equivalent of the American term "knockout game"?


Except their outrage over it seems rightly focused on teenage hooligans, whereas over here all the wailing over the supposed "knockout game" has viciously racist undertones...
 
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