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News Roundup: French literati ponder 'brexit' dictionary entry

Reuters | Updated: 12-09-2019 02:32 IST | Created: 12-09-2019 02:30 IST
News Roundup: French literati ponder 'brexit' dictionary entry
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French literati ponder 'brexit' dictionary entry

French literary types aghast at the political turmoil engulfing Britain as it seeks to leave the European Union launched a tongue-in-cheek Twitter campaign on Wednesday to add 'Brexit' to the national lexicon. French commentator Bernard Pivot's proposed dictionary entry for "brexit", as a common noun with a small "b" describing an insoluble mess, was re-tweeted 2,700 times within six hours.

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