French minister slams dictionary's use of gender-inclusive pronoun

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French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has joined in an MP's campaign against the venerable Petit Robert dictionary for including the pronoun 'iel', a mix of 'elle' and 'il', saying that what has become called 'inclusive' writing 'is not the future of the French language'.

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A French reference dictionary has defended its official recognition of a gender-inclusive pronoun, after traditionalists pounced on what they called the latest incursion of US-inspired “wokeism”, reports The Guardian.