France Takes on Twitter, Bans the Word 'Hashtag'

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  1. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo [H]ard as it Gets

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

     
  2. techtips

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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  3. Razgriz

    Razgriz Gawd

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    why is this news?
     
  4. Vicinity

    Vicinity 2[H]4U

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    It's ok. I propose we ban France from the internet.

    The women there don't shave, so it's not like they're losing a lot of modern-inity.
     
  5. arr4ws

    arr4ws [H]ardness Supreme

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    Dièse is actually the word for # in french.

    not very clever
     
  6. Godmachine

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    Oh the french. So funny.
     
  7. LastQuestion

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    I'll be hosting a snail race later tonight if anyone wants to attend. Loser get's sprinkled with Salt, Winner get's to be eaten by some French dude that smells like cheese.
     
  8. techtips

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    lol idiot
     
  9. MattyC

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    ಠ̯ಠ

    English is full of French loan words and phrases and seems to be doing just fine. I am sure French can handle some English words. Silly idea.
     
  10. MindBuster

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    In Europe, Hash is mostly known as a substance you smoke, it's like starting to use a word like "CocaineTag".
     
  11. MrLonghair

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    But I thought that the nazis left France during WW2?
     
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  13. michael.pa2

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    France is still living in the 18th century,the last time it had any real importance. I wonder if they've banned the word "collaborator" as well?
     
  14. SkribbelKat

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    Thank goodness French Canadians aren't dumb like French French people are. Canada should really just go over there and be like, "GTFO you losers! Go inhabit the Moon and be absurd there because we have better maple syrup and geese than you."
     
  15. Vicinity

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    Also, they shave.

    Mostly.
     
  16. SkribbelKat

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    True. Shaving is totally a +1 idea. Things are cleaner without all that hair.
     
  17. mynamehere

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    Look at that Es car go!
    <runs and hides>
     
  18. Red Machine D

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    Remember when France tried to ban the word "email" and replace with "couriér"?

    Nobody cared then, nobody cares now, nobody will care in the future. France is by far the most pretentious language in the world, championed by the most pretentious commission in the world. Just let it die already.
     
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    *French

    Damn you, let us edit posts in uneditable blplalrgrgrgrgrgr I don't care anymore it's Saturday night and the rum's not gone brbrbb
     
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    I am replacing mine with "SHTAG", which is made out of two naughty words, and saves memory.
     
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    LOL, I am going to predict that we will see another French surrender soon. Twitter 1 Froggies 0.
     
  22. Parmenides

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    Their new government regime has been on a rampage as of late.
     
  23. Reimu

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    I guess the bureaucrats under François Hollande had to come up with something to keep the bureaucracy occupied. Kind of sad really.
     
  24. blitzkommando

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    lolfrance

    France is still fuming that French was kicked to the curb from the position of most used language for international affairs around the time Napoleon found out the word Waterloo was bad news. A funny anecdote I have with that too. Senior year of high school I had the French teacher for home room. She would constantly wax poetic on how French is the 'most internationally accepted language'. The kicker is that she wasn't French, but English. As in, from England.
     
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    LOL. Totally this.

    I'll give them credit for trying really hard to have any importance since then.
     
  26. slugbug

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    Well Quebec does have a Separatist government so that statement is not entirely true. Not to mention Bill 101 and Language Cops.
     
  27. Scythe5

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    Surely governments have better things to concern their time with?
     
  28. /usr/home

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    That's HIGHLY debate able.
     
  29. bcrisp82

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    what do they call a hash table in French?
     
  30. michael.pa2

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    Never overestimate the intelligence of politicians anywhere. Look at the time and money wasted here over the video game nonsense.
    Then again,remember we're talking about France,a country whose most famous historical figure was a pint sized megalomaniac who has an entire psychological disorder named after him.
     
  31. SkribbelKat

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    They're only doing that as a favor to the rest of Canada. If Quebec is its own nation, it can conquer Newfoundland and France without incriminating the other Canadians which it will later rejoin after everyone sorta forgets and starts watching movies about some little kid in glasses that goes to a wizards' school.

    You're just not seeing the reason behind their awesome plans which I listed above. ^^
     
  32. Methadras

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    The french really know how to bungle just about anything.
     
  33. AEracer7

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    Really? this is what they spend their time on?
     
  34. JMke

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    they think this will protect their language and not have it diluted with words outside of the French dictionary.

    they bought the rights for "The Voice"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Voice_(U.S.)

    and have their version running, when one of the judges says literally
    "great voice" "good job" "awesome" etc, those words are and phrases are subtitled.... hilarious :)
     
  35. TechLarry

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    Well, waddaya know. There really IS a Language Police out there.
     
  36. travanx

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    Isn't that how its known in the States too?
     
  37. Monkey God

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    Just out of curiosity, does France not suffer from the Streisand effect?
     
  38. matchstick

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    Personally I wish they would stop using the term hashtag for the # symbol. Prior to Twitter the only place that referred to the # as a hash is the UK and Ireland. Everywhere else referred to the # as the Pound Symbol. And I have no clue why Twitter went with "hashtag" and not "pound" since it is a US company.

    I grew up that the # on the phone was the Pound Key, or the Number Key.
     
  39. Monkey God

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    Because marketing.
     
  40. Outamyhead

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    Is it because they don't have their own word to describe it?