Proposals for gender-neutral written French meets official resistance

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has ruled that official government texts will not use proposed inclusive masculine and feminine forms of nouns and their until-now gramatically subservient adjectives, following in the steps of the nearly all-male (but feminine in title) Académie Française which described calls for gender-neutral written French as a "mortal danger" for the language.  

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The French, as is well known, are obsessed by one thing - language - and the latest topic to consume a nation of lexicologists is "inclusive writing", reports BBC News.