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Old 06-10-2011, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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“There are rules you must respect,” say French officials about a new restrictive ban on the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” in French media.

The ban announced by France’s audiovisual authority aims to stop “clandestine advertising” of the two American social media giants, and is the latest in a long history of attempts to regulate images and words ranging from “e-mail” to Coke in La Republique.

Forbidden in France: the words 'Twitter' and 'Facebook' - CSMonitor.com
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:53 AM
Status: "'wokeness' is a cancer" (set 11 days ago)
 
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Silly frenchies, so terrified of having their language 'corrupted.' I wonder if they've banned the term google yet?
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:54 AM
 
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Now there's a country that knows the value of protecting and preserving its culture and language instead of bastardizing them in the name of diversity.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:19 AM
 
Location: California
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Now there's a country that knows the value of protecting and preserving its culture and language instead of bastardizing them in the name of diversity.
They do protect their culture, including food and wine.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:00 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Banning words?

Where'd they get that idea?

Love to see a list of countries ranked as to which one has the most politically and legally banned words. Maybe we can be #1 ?
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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They'll only be "banned" until the language academy comes up with a more French way to say them.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:44 AM
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You kids knock it off and eat your freedom fries.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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Nice to see some kind of resistance to marketing. I find it very disturbing how many of my friends freely repeat ads and jingles and "like" products on facebook, even though no one is paying them to do so.

It's bad enough that we get so much manipulative advertising from the companies themselves, without having it constantly rebroadcast by the general public, or in this case, by reporters.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:55 AM
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Nice to see some kind of resistance to marketing. I find it very disturbing how many of my friends freely repeat ads and jingles and "like" products on facebook, even though no one is paying them to do so.

It's bad enough that we get so much manipulative advertising from the companies themselves, without having it constantly rebroadcast by the general public, or in this case, by reporters.
We must agree. The state knows best when it come to acceptable speech.

And because of your dedication to the party comrade,I'm recommending you for an apartment with it's own bathroom when one becomes available.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Now there's a country that knows the value of protecting and preserving its culture and language instead of bastardizing them in the name of diversity.

I guess you like to have a big powerful government telling you how to live your life... telling you what words you can use.

Most of us don't. We value freedom of speech.
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