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Franglais

Franglais is a mangled combination of English and French. If you try to speak French, and fill in gaps in your knowledge with English words or false friends with their incorrect meaning, the end result is Franglais.

Alternatively, Franglais can work in reverse to provide less-than-ideal translations.

Examples:

  • Moi aussi - I am an Australian.
  • Coup de grace - Lawnmower
  • Pas de deux - Father of twins

In France the term refers to the inappropriate use of English words for which there are French equivalents.

See also: Engrish



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