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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Franglais


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  • Just listening to her speaking in franglais with you while explaining what the Chinese words meant was really, well, wow.


  • Plus a few musings on "franglais" that French word-a-day folks might appreciate.

    lié - French Word-A-Day

  • We converse in "franglais" until we get to the Embassy.

    Based on a True Story

  • French food can be as casual as that; especially French-American franglais food.

    Kerry Saretsky: Franglais: Apricot and Rosemary Oven Ribs (RECIPE)

  • You holding Jack, M bathing him, Tadpole kissing him, and the little franglais himself showing so many expressions, it was all heart-warming.


  • It is 50 years since the young British secret serviceman David Cornwell concocted his franglais pseudonym John the Square and started to come clean about spying and lying.

    Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré

  • I can speak all kinds of French: regular, patois, joual, franglais … even Parisian French.

    Gelett Burgess and the blurb

  • When the French come to snub us, to confuse them, we switch to “joual” or “franglais”.

    Gelett Burgess and the blurb

  • Even the subtitle—Le Barbier Démoniaque de Fleet Street—has a goofy franglais charm.

    'Sweeney Todd' Is a Cut Above

  • The other day in a bookshop I heard the shop assistant direct a very old lady to something by saying it was on the far side of the BDs. franglais tyke |



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  • Or not. (Meaning the coinage, not Mr. Kington's death.)

    Though his is the name most closely associated with Franglais in the UK, he didn’t invent it. It was created in French in 1959 as a blend of Français and Anglais. It referred to the dilution of the purity of the French language through the uncontrolled introduction of... Americanisms... It first appeared in Parlez-vous Franglais, by Professor René Étiemble, then professor of comparative languages at the Sorbonne.

    February 9, 2008

  • Coined by Miles Kington, who died recently.

    February 2, 2008