The Internet Should Be Resolutely, Insouciantly French

from the tongue-firmly-in-cheek dept

With their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks, some folks in the UK are poking fun at a French commission on language that sent out a reminder to French citizens that they must remember to act French online, which includes the proper use of language. That is, email should be referred to as courriel, the web is la Toile, and (most importantly) spam sounds so much more pleasant when it’s arroser. They point out that referring to things in such a way is so much more stylish. However, their one complaint is that the commission did not address the issue of the smiley (er… une frimousse), which all seem to agree is, most certainly, not very French.

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