France’s Ongoing Quest to Crush English Loanwords – Atlas Obscura

Saying “adieu” to “le smartphone.”

The French language police tend not to shoot from the hip. Instead, these guardians of the Gallic tongue will agonize for weeks, even months, about how to protect French from an onslaught of Anglo-Saxon terms—e-mail, hashtag, MP3. And now, “le smartphone.”

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