Ten newly invented words that could join the French language

The French are often criticized for their resistance to linguistic change – especially when it comes to influences from the outside world. But to mark the annual French Language Week, internet users in France were asked to submit and rate invented French words that they thought deserved a coveted place in the French dictionary. A jury then selected their three favourites. Here’s a selection of ten of the best words from the 3,000 submitted including the top three. Do you have any suggestions for new French words of your own? Let us know in the comments section below.



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