The Wordsmith
Despite speaking a very refined French, President Emmanuel Macron allows himself the occasional semantic indulgence. […]
The Wordsmith
Behind this strange term lurks a plague of our modern times: the omnipresence of people in the public arena who hold forth on subjects […]
The Wordsmith
March is Francophonie Month, and March 20, International Francophonie Day. This term is used to describe both a sociolinguistic reality and a geopolitical concept. […]
Many American states, counties, cities and towns, a multitude of streets, forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers have French names. These toponyms are a testament […]
With his incoherent, repetitive style, coarse expressions, and dubious syntax, the American president has made life difficult for French translators and journalists. In Trumpspeak, […]
The Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF) has been fighting to maintain French as the “normal and usual language” in the province of […]
Imaginez… Vous êtes à Paris. Vous prenez place dans le bus. L’homme assis à vos côtés vous lance “Il fait beau aujourd’hui” avant de s’enquérir : “Où […]

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