Thursday, October 15, 2009

French Words

Why are the French so protective of their language? True, it is a beautiful language. Are they worried that if it gets watered down with English words, it won't be as useful in seducing tourists?

I'm surprised Brad didn't go with "crescent roll." I had high hopes for this one, but the ending feels weak. C'est la vie. Feel free to leave a comment with your own suggestion for Americanizing a French word used by English speakers.

1 comment:

Red Pill Junkie said...

LOL the Tang line cracked me up.

There's a lot of "American" words that have been added to the colloquial jargon of the younger generations in Mexico. For example, it is very common to use verbs like chatear or twitterear. You just add "ar", "er" or "ir" to the initial word and Voilá —Oops! Sorry ;)