French worry about fate of Molière’s language

English vs French: Could the French “invent” a word of their own for beef steak or could the English stop using the words garage, boutique and crepe che Chine?

Yes, polyglot Europe needs both languages as surely as a bicycle needs two wheels.

President Pompidou once said that English was ‘above all and in the eyes of the world the language of America; and Europe will not be Europe unless it distinguishes itself – I am not saying cuts itself off but distinguishes itself – from America.’

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