September 19, 2017 2:18 pm

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

The Montreal offices of the OQLF - the Office québécois de la langue française, - Quebec's so-called "language police."

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Quebec’s language watchdog is allowing more anglicisms to creep into the French language.

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The Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) recently updated a policy that deals with linguistic spillovers.

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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.

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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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