Originally posted by BonarparteI never saw a French having a problem with saying "L'internet" or "le web".
It's a tough one. The French have a proud culture and a rich language. Having it diluted by English heralds a less prestigious position with regard to how the country may be perceived. It also brings closer the inevitable need for French people in general to learn another language - a characteristic that th British and French share in not liking and not b ...[text shortened]... anguage means that British or US natives have no claim to hold back language that they abhore.