Foreign News: Le Sport

The venerable savants of the French Academy decided to admit the following Anglo-Saxon sporting terms into the French language: challenge, camping, bookmaker, cricket, Boy Scout, champion, bridge. The words canter, crack and crawl were rejected.

Although the French have in the past borrowed many other sporting words from the English and the American languages, it does not necessarily follow that they are pronounced in the same way. For example, sport is pronounced spor, knock-out as knookoot, etc.


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