old bits: Germans advocate French over English
khare at alumni.caltech.edu
Thu Nov 13 21:01:51 PST 2003
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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