Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday January 26, 2013

France Takes on Twitter, Bans the Word 'Hashtag'

The French Government is taking on Twitter, specifically the use of the word ‘hashtag’ and replacing it with the French term "mot-diأ¨se", which means ‘sharp word’. We’re quite sure that there will be several ‘sharp words’ exchanged over the substitute wording. Freedom Fries anyone? big grin

The commission's attempt to scrub a popular English word from the French language is hardly unusual. France has long taken a very aggressive approach to policing the French language and protecting it from unwanted foreign words.