France Bans English Gaming Slang To Protect Its Tradition

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In a reasonably weird ruling, French officers have banned the usage of gaming slang within the English language, changing them with French expressions as an alternative with a view to “protect the purity” of the native tongue.

In response to The Guardian, some expressions might be immediately translated into French—“pro-gamer” is now “joueur professionnel”—though among the jargon sounds extra clunky and compelled, similar to when “streamer” is translated into “joueur-animateur en direct.”

The nation’s Ministry of Tradition, which oversaw the change, instructed AFP that it felt the gaming sector had change into too saturated with English expressions that might pose as a possible barrier for non-gamers.

As per Engadget, the rules have been issued within the authorities’s official journal, which suggests all authorities workers might be required to stick to them. Nevertheless, with how prevalent jargon is within the on-line world, it’s not sure the brand new French translations will catch on. 

The truth is, in the previous, the French authorities tried to exchange “le wifi” with “l’entry sans fil à web,” although as The Native France notes, the try hadn’t been all that profitable. 

Properly, if this does catch on on the earth of French “eSports,” or “jeu video de competitors,” avid gamers are going to have to speak will far more of a mouthful. 




[via Engadget and The Guardian, cover image via Norma938 |]

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