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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Oscars 2012: Jean Dujardin !

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

read more about the F… word during his acceptance speech

His mother is not happy about it !  

Jean Dujardin, winner of the Best Actor Award for ‘The Artist,‘arrives at The Weinstein Company’s 84th Annual Academy Awards After Party at Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, Calif. on February 26, 2012

Jean Dujardin has apologized for swearing in French as he picked up his Best Actor Oscar. –> read more about it here


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Monday, September 19th, 2011
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Latin is back in London primary schools

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Children in primary schools will begin Latin classes after Boris Johnson (London’s mayor) launched a campaign to put the language on the state school curriculum.

What about you ? Did you learn any Latin or Greek ?


read more about it here (a short and easy article)

English invasion ‘threatens French language

Monday, January 18th, 2010

In 1997, 40 per cent of documents at the European Commission were first written in French, compared to 45 per cent in English. In 2008, the ratio had fallen to 14 per cent French versus 72 per cent English. Last year French was down to 11 per cent.

Avenir de la langue française (Future of the French language) and eight other groups called on the government to put a stop to the Anglo-onslaught in a pair of opinion pieces in two national daily newspapers on Friday.

read more here