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  • Is this the end of the French resistance against English?
  • Is this the end of the French resistance against English?
    Miguel Pires da Rosa, Creative Commons (2011) ©
CASE STUDY

SmartSubs: why English is capturing hearts and tongues in France

The French have fiercely defended their language for centuries, but via imported TV shows and the internet, English words are infiltrating – 'selfie' and 'troll' now appear in the two most popular French dictionaries. But in a nation with notoriously poor English skills, how can the French adapt?