In Canada, we often hear people speaking French, and along with it comes a few scattered English words. Maybe there is just no English translation for a word and so the English word is just inserted in regular speech. Is it Frenglish? Call it what you may, but it is just part of our world. However, Italy is getting tired of its people using a combination of English and Italian, calling it Anglitaliano.
The Dante Alighieri Society asked people for examples of over-used foreign words and “il weekend” emerged as the worst offender. Other commonly used words are “cool” and “lo stress”. The society has asked that people stop abusing the beautiful Italian language by inserting English words, and many Italians seem to agree. They feel that using English words is sometimes faster and often thought to be very chic, but many want to keep the language clean.
You can read more about this controversy here.
Do you think the English language is “clean”?