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France to use new word for Twitter term 'hashtag'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2013 9:55 User comments (8)

France to use new word for Twitter term 'hashtag' France's Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie has announced that they do not appreciate the term "hashtag" on Twitter and will instead use a local term, "mot-dièse."
The term hashtag relates to words and phrases that follow the # symbol and can help others find causes or more easily find posts.

Mot-diese means "sharp word" and the group has coined the term to mean "a series of characters preceded by the # symbol."

The move is not the first time French officials have move to remove English terms from the French language and daily dialect.

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8 user comments

127.1.2013 11:15

Cool.

227.1.2013 18:41

Because French is much better than English

Said no one ever.

327.1.2013 23:11

Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:
Because French is much better than English

Said no one ever.
It's like these french have a different word for everything.

428.1.2013 4:15

Why the fancy names in the first place. It has always been a pound sign to me.

528.1.2013 5:41
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Originally posted by joepet200:
Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:
Because French is much better than English

Said no one ever.
It's like these french have a different word for everything.
It's like they speak a different language :P

628.1.2013 6:15

Ah, beautiful France.
Superannuated Gestapo officers reminisce how no one could raise a spit-shine on a leather jackboot like Jean Crapaud.

728.1.2013 16:04

Hang onto that language as long as you can. You'll speak Chinese soon enough! lol


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

828.1.2013 17:41

Because everyone know that all you have to do is tell people to quit using a word to make them stop.
Once again, no one "gets" the French.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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