I just read online that the academie francaise have banned the phrase "hashtag " to do with twitter etc and teachers / officials are to be instructed to use the phrase "mot diese" instead (what a mouthful)
a bit like saying courriel instead of email -
totally pointless exercise
This academie has a website where you may see the members who decide on such matters and the phrase "boring old farts" came into my head whilst having a look ................
apparently its to protect and promote the ongoing use of the french lingo & french influence in the world.
Dictatorial controls like this never work as history has shown repeatedly.
i think if they want to promote the use of french then make it easier to learn without all the male female nonsense and 27 different ways to conjugate !
all bad anglo american words apparently and are a threat to french culture haha