old bits: Germans advocate French over English

Rohit Khare khare at alumni.caltech.edu
Thu Nov 13 21:01:51 PST 2003

[Hilarious! --RK]

April 8, 2003, Tuesday


World Briefing | Europe: Germany: Linguists Urge French Over English

Recalling the American tactic of renaming French fries as freedom fries 
in retaliation for France's opposition to the war in Irag, a linguists' 
group called on Germans to replace commonly used English words with 
their French equivalents. Armin Burkhardt, chairman of the group, 
Language in Politics, said English words like ticket and O.K. should be 
replaced by billet and d'accord. Another word his group says ought to 
be replaced is T-shirt, by tricot.


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