A plea to all French expats in the UK

Stop calling yourselves “Les Frenchies” all the time. Just stop it. Please.

This magazine in particular is a nightmare:

It’s Frenchies this and Frenchies that throughout. Just look at the cover! (I see they’ve now discovered ‘Froggies’ too, oh dear). Makes the whole thing look like some silly school mag, when it’s actually a interesting resource for expats. Pity.

Expat blogs also tend to be called something like “Une Frenchy in London” or “Two Frenchies à Londres”. I’m not sure why they all seem to believe it’s cute and funny; let’s face it, being French in London is hardly a novelty these days.

Maybe ‘Français’ is just too hard to type on a qwerty keyboard…

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