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Thread started 12/19/13 12:50pm

sexton

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Textopornographie - Yea or Nay?


It's the new French word for 'sexting'. Like it or no?

The word, not the act. Although feel free to comment about that too if you like.


[Edited 12/19/13 12:56pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/19/13 12:55pm

CarrieMpls

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The word - Yay.

The act - Nay. It's cheap and base. And not interesting to me.

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Reply #2 posted 12/19/13 12:55pm

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FRANCE DECIDES ON NEW WORD FOR 'SEXTING'

The French government’s language authority has created the term ‘textopornographie’ to take its place, according to its official list of new and updated words.

By Victoria Taylor / New York Daily News
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 1:45 PM

The language of love now has its own word for sexting: textopornographie.

L'Académie française, France's official language authority, decided that "sexting" needed a French equivalent, Vice Motherboard reported.

The academy, which was established in 1635 to update the language, recently released its new list of foreign words that have been French equivalents. These include "vidéoagression" for "happy slapping" (the British version of the "knockout" game), and "surtransposition" for "gold plating."

Sexting joins a long list of technology-related English terms that started creeping into the French lexicon before they were replaced.

Instead of using LOL, the French write "MDR" for "mort de rire," or "dying with laugher."

The word "hashtag" in the Twittersphere has been given the boot and "mot-dièse" (literally "sharp word") has taken its place, according to the Associated Press.

The French have also bid adieu to "email" and said bonjour to "courriel" in 2003, Motherboard reported.

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Reply #3 posted 12/19/13 12:56pm

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CarrieMpls said:

The word - Yay.

The act - Nay. It's cheap and base. And not interesting to me.


I should clarify - racy messages are OK in the right context with the right person. Pictures of body parts are not.

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Reply #4 posted 12/19/13 1:03pm

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CarrieMpls said:

The word - Yay.


It's very French. smile I need to find a way to bring it up in conversation the next time I'm in Paris just to have an excuse to say it.

French orgers, would you rather just say 'sexting' when speaking in French?

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Reply #5 posted 12/19/13 1:06pm

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sexton said:

CarrieMpls said:

The word - Yay.


It's very French. smile I need to find a way to bring it up in conversation the next time I'm in Paris just to have an excuse to say it.

French orgers, would you rather just say 'sexting' when speaking in French?


It sounds a little fancy even. smile

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Reply #6 posted 12/19/13 2:29pm

Byron

As the title to a new CD? Yep.


As an actual word to use in conversation? Hell, no lol...too long.

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Reply #7 posted 12/19/13 2:42pm

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sexton said:


It's the new French word for 'sexting'. Like it or no?

The word, not the act. Although feel free to comment about that too if you like.


[Edited 12/19/13 12:56pm]

I love the word, it's very descriptive in a refined way about an action that would be damaging to most people I think.

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Reply #8 posted 12/19/13 4:25pm

whistle

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Oui.
everyone's a fruit & nut case
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Reply #9 posted 12/19/13 5:33pm

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sexton said:

CarrieMpls said:

The word - Yay.


It's very French. smile I need to find a way to bring it up in conversation the next time I'm in Paris just to have an excuse to say it.

French orgers, would you rather just say 'sexting' when speaking in French?

It's hyper-French, like some silliness you'd hear the Quebecois using. I'd just assume the French in France would be casual and use the English "sexting."

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Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #10 posted 12/19/13 5:41pm

sexton

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I always get single and double quotes mixed-up.

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Reply #11 posted 12/20/13 4:01pm

tinaz

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The word... No, its to much to remember



The act... Yes! Ive done it many times with my husband and have sent racy pics a time or dozen! Never just a tit, always tastefully done revealing just the right amount or right pose to make it interesting...

And its always a surprise... To clarify, we dont carry on sex "convos" but little racy comments here and there

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~~~~~ Oh that voice...incredible....there should be a musical instrument called George Michael... ~~~~~
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Reply #12 posted 12/20/13 4:04pm

tinaz

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I guess I should google "sexting" lol

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Reply #13 posted 12/20/13 4:05pm

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yes... ok... Its what I thought it was!! biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 12/21/13 12:02pm

dJJ

Too long and does not sound sexy.

So, no.

Does it refer to writing texts that are arousing, or to sending a message with porn content?

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #15 posted 12/23/13 12:08am

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CarrieMpls said:

CarrieMpls said:

The word - Yay.

The act - Nay. It's cheap and base. And not interesting to me.


I should clarify - racy messages are OK in the right context with the right person. Pictures of body parts are not.

This^^^^Depends on who's sending the pictures on whether or not it's ok.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #16 posted 12/23/13 9:30pm

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Nay.
It's the french trying to keep their language (and culture) "pure." It's arrogant and unrealistic.
French already has lots of words derived from non-Romance languages, like Arabic and German. English has a bunch of words and influences from french (pork and beef) from the Norman conquest, and ever since, such as maître d' (d'hôtel) and coup d'état.
English is now the lingua Franca, which means lots of languages are gonna get words like computer, facebook, ... And sexting. Deal with it.
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Reply #17 posted 12/24/13 6:35am

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Lammastide said:

sexton said:


It's very French. smile I need to find a way to bring it up in conversation the next time I'm in Paris just to have an excuse to say it.

French orgers, would you rather just say 'sexting' when speaking in French?

It's hyper-French, like some silliness you'd hear the Quebecois using. I'd just assume the French in France would be casual and use the English "sexting."

[Edited 12/19/13 17:36pm]


Yeah, this automatically reminded me of Quebec's ridiculous language police.

Pretty lame, considering that the word for "sex" in french is "sexe" and in the new term they still have a play on the word "text" so why not just keep it the same?

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