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Musical events in French

Here's something that may interest anyone who worries about the invasion of the French language by English.  It's from a French insurance policy, listing events that are covered for public liability.  They include:

Concert (à l'exclusion du rock, du rapp, de la rave party, de la techno, du ska, du raegge*).

* Their spelling, not mine.
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In a rather different vein I was at a choral concert last night where a French choir sang some 'N*gr* spirituals'
I am not sure that that would pass nowadays in the UK. It smacks a bit of the Black and White minstrels...

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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What did they call "negro spirituals" in French?
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As long as they were not blacked up ! Or had Cliff Adams at the front Wink [;-)]

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