Tag Archives: French words

New word: Europhobes

Ta Da! New Feature of Back Bay Français: Language Tip of the Month! Two new French words have sprung from the recent victory of the Front National (far right) in the election for the European Parlement: “europhobes” et “eurosceptiques.” It … Continue reading

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‘juilletistes’ et ‘aoutiens’ = d’autres réflections

A propos de mon commentaire sur les termes ‘juilletistes’ et ‘aoutiens,’ Brigid (Brigitte) nous envoie cette référence: See this: http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/chassecroise.htm?nl=1

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A Word A Day or Spellcheck – Which Is Right?

A.Word.A.Day did it again, gave us a week of French words used in English. The words were pas de deux, bien-pensant, beau monde, tranche, and passe-partout. Those are the English spellings. You can see their derivation and use at http://wordsmith.org//awad/Continue reading

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In under 2 minutes – answers to your questions about French words

Eminent linguistics professor Bernard Cerquiglini answers questions about French words from viewers all over the planet. He appears almost daily on TV5’s “Merci professeur.” Can we make “premier ministre” feminine, for example? If you are a subscriber to TV5 on … Continue reading

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