Quebec language police ease up on use of some English words by francophones
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.
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