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  • Nov 27, 2011
  • 08:10 PM

Académie Française challenged to update language with fresh bon mots

Kim Willsher / The Guardian
The French may be notoriously touchy about their language, but it seems even the watchdogs of the august Académie Française – whose members, known as "immortals", have had the last word in matters of Gallic linguistics since 1635 – are not averse to accepting new entries to their celebrated dictionary.

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