Three new words which may eventually end up in the French dictionary were given the most ‘likes’ in a Facebook survey.

Escargoter, coming from the good old French snail and meaning ‘to take one’s time’, won the ‘oldies’ vote whilst the junior vote went to se mémériser, coming from mémé (granny) and meaning ‘to wear clothes that are too old fashioned for one’s age’. The third was tôtif, meaning early, as an opposite to tardif, meaning late.

Others that sound like fun, but didn’t make it into the top three are bussoter, (to wait for the bus), and lalaliser, (to sing la, la, la when you don’t know the words!)

New words in the French Dictionary

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