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‘Hashtag’ Banned from France, Kind Of

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To stop English words from seeping into the French language, a French government agency has replaced the word “hashtag” with “mot-dièse,” which means “sharp word.” The French language police, erm, the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie, is charged with promoting French and the battle against allowing technology-related English words into the French lexicon […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 31st, 2013 at 10:09 am

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France’s Nutella Tax: Measuring Austerity in Hazelnuts and Chocolate

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In an effort to encourage healthier food choices and reduce obesity, France has taken aim at Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut Italian spread, by attempting to raise the tax on palm oil 300%. Nutella contains palm oil, which has been linked to cholesterol and other health problems because of its high saturated fat content. The French love […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 1st, 2012 at 8:53 am

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