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The Question Game



cunliffe
United Kingdom

The Question Game
 
The forum is still a bit of a mess! It needs a few new posts to push that picture down, so here is one. You must answer the question, or at least, respond to the question, with another question. Easy-peasy! So, here is my question an let�s see where we end up with this one: 
Is English becoming Frenchified?  

13 Jun 2021      



maryse peyé
France

Hi Lynne,
 
As far as I am concerned I would say : IS FRENCH BECOMING MORE ENGLISHISED ?!!!!
 
If you read Henriette Walter, a very good linguist, she will point out the fact that English and French are intermingling a lot. They have been for a long time yet.
 
Let´s think of the word FLIRT for example ... It comes from the Old French expression "compter fleurette" which means "to express your love to a woman". 
 
This is only one example she talked about in one of her books.
 
Take care of you all.
 
Maryse. ;)  

13 Jun 2021     



spinney
United Kingdom

But isn´t Spanish becoming more Frenchified?
After all, isn´t "footing" the Spanish for "jogging" a French import? 

13 Jun 2021     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Does to flirt come from the French word fleureter? which means to flirt Please can we have another example? Maryse, can we have a question from you please!? 
 
Lynne ;-) Do people take me seriously 

13 Jun 2021     



valodra
France

Cannot answer right now : I have a rendez-vous with a Chef...
Can people take a British cat-lover seriously ?

13 Jun 2021     



karagozian
France

All cat-lovers are not British !

13 Jun 2021     



kohai
Latvia

...are they?

13 Jun 2021     



maryse peyé
France

Hi Lynne,
 
No no no "flirter" has nothing to do with "fleureter". The 1st is linked with couples whereas the 2nd is a sport.
 
Do you know where the word "suspense" comes from ?
 
An enormous chocolate cake for the one who is going to answer ! So who ? 

13 Jun 2021     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Can people take a British chef seriously, even though chef is an English word? 

13 Jun 2021     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Why can´t we say English is enfrenched since it is entrenched with many French words?

13 Jun 2021     



karagozian
France

And what if we don´t like chocolate cake?

13 Jun 2021     

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