Quebec’s language watchdog is allowing more anglicisms to creep into the French language.
The Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) recently updated a policy that deals with linguistic spillovers.
Words like “hashtag,” “parking” and “grilled cheese” are considered acceptable in everyday conversation by francophones in Quebec.
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Using the English or French equivalent of the words are both considered acceptable.
Under the policy, English language words – or words from other languages – become acceptable based on a number of criteria, including their general usage in French in Quebec.