The French resist every onslaught of a foreign word (sacre bleu! especially an American word or phrase) into their language through the French Academy, official arbiter of all French languageÂ usage.Â However, they usually don’t succeed; the words creep in anyway: “Je voudrais une hamburger.”
I’m with the French but on the right side of the Atlantic, so let’s stop abuse and misuse of English!
Earlier, I posted a commentary on Notwords–severe misuse of actual English words and phrases or, worse, the blatant manufacture of words that never existed–and should never exist.
Our English Academy, in the form of the Oxford English Dictionary, seems more than willing to admit foreign words and even Notwords into the English lexicon.Â Here’s the latest list of newly accepted English words.
I could live without almost all of these.Â What about you?