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A new French word has been created: "textopornographie"

0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2013, 13:38 posted on

If you know much about the French language, you probably know that the French really hate to borrow words from other languages. Unlike English, where we will borrow words, massacre the pronunciation and call it a day, the French prefer to engage in a good bit of neologism, or the practice of creating new words. The newest of which is "textopornographie". We'll give you one guess what that is supposed to mean...

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posted on 18 Dec 2013, 13:45 8

1. kozza3 (Posts: 714; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

omg MDR

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:00 1

2. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

lol gonna learn this in french class now

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:47

3. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

"SEXT" in Scrabble/WWF does not mean what you think it does.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 15:55

4. ElScorcho (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)

Yes there must be a commission to deal w/ "french-ized" foreign words.
I can tell you that french people don't care about it and use english words everyday.
I didn't know textopornographie, neither clavardage, and never heard anyone use those words.
I didn't think I'd learn french words on this site :-)
20 years ago people invented the word "mél" - for "message électronique" - as replacement to e-mail. Eventually the region where those french-ized words are most used is in ... Quebec, Canada. Those guys are pretty proud of their unique french speaking in northern America.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 23:05

5. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

French is actually moribund like German, Italian and other European languages. Except for some African countries where a pseudo French is spoken, France and Quebec, with their pure French, will have their populations reduced by 2050. They'd better create a commission to preserve their language in long term digital media to avoid total oblivion instead of worrying for sexting.

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