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The French (Language) Dispatch pt. 9

Yet more Français spoken outside the Académie

The Grand Ampitheatre of the Sorbonne (Photo by William Sidnam)

Webfirst

When I was attending a talk at Le Festival du Monde, a festival organised by France’s biggest newspaper Le Monde, I found it funny when the Editor-in-chief of lemonde.fr referred to ‘webfirst’ as joli (‘pretty’). To my mind, there’s nothing particularly beautiful about a term that…

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William Sidnam

William Sidnam

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New Zealand creative based in Paris. Advertising copywriter, newspaper guest contributor and lover of languages. Bribeable at ko-fi.com/williamsidnam