It is reported that teachers in France want more TV programmes and films to be shown in English, without French dubbing or subtitles, in order to improve their pupils’ ability to speak the world’s most important language. Otherwise, they say, the little frogs will be disadvantaged throughout their lives.
Protectionists in France will say,
The language of that Mrs May,
Should be stamped out and they are mean,
Now that she is the Brexit Queen.
The purity of French, they say,
Must not be soiled in any way,
And people like this are avowed,
That English words not be allowed.
But teachers in the South of France,
Say, while their kids are good at dance,
They can’t speak in the English tongue –
A problem in the run that’s long.
There is an answer they propose:
They should no longer edit those,
TV programmes and films which are,
Scripted in English blah-de-blah.
So far reaction has been good,
With with people saying that they should,
But quite what the repost will be,
From language purists – wait and see.
They will not take this lying down,
So expect more than just a frown;
They will think this is such a cheek,
And no way for the French to speak!