France turns nose up at sexting (the word, that is)

No sexting tonight, Josephine?

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The English language is invading the world even more than the English ever did.

Native tongues find themselves at the mercy of phrases invented by nerds and donated to humanity.

The French, however, have always tried to defend their culture. They take it seriously — so seriously, indeed, that their Ministers of Culture usually have a knowledge of their departmental subject matter.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that France’s Academie Francaise — the nation’s last line of linguistic defense — has turned its disapproving eye on sexting.

No, not the practice. Just the word itself.

As the Associated Press reports, it has decreed that the French term for this practice is “textopornographie.”

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