In an effort to take care of the purity of the French language, officers in France have banned widespread gaming phrases resembling ‘pro-gamer’ and ‘streamer’. Going forwards, official authorities communications will use extra conventional phrases resembling ‘joueur-animateur en direct’ instead of ‘streamer’, which accurately interprets to ‘stay player-host’, and the marginally extra forgiving ‘joueur professionnel’ for ‘pro-gamer’, which, as you have little question guessed, interprets to ‘skilled participant’.
The choice was made after session with France’s Ministry of Tradition, which informed AFP (French information company ‘Agence France-Presse’) that the gaming sector in significantly is at the moment rife with particular gaming phrases that will act as a “barrier to understanding” for any non-gamers.
The change is now binding for any authorities staff in France, although whether or not the change seeps out into on a regular basis life for French residents and its press stays pretty unlikely at this stage.
Different phrases effected by the change embrace ‘eSports’, which is now ‘jeu video de competitors’, and ‘cloud gaming’, which grew to become ‘jeu video en nuage’. All in all, we guess it is sensible; the French language is lovely and phrases like ‘eSports’ do not precisely have the identical… je ne sais quoi. Hey, look what we did!
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