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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Candy Isn't Dandy

Editor: Tony Barber's article on the law concerning anglicisms in the French language ("A Tough Future for France's Language Police," April 21) made me think that the French government has been taking lessons from The Moscow Times, as you seem to operate a similar system. It makes me cringe when I read British journalists writing in American. I can think immediately of two British journalists who use the words "candy" and "garbage" instead of the British "sweets" and "rubbish." Don't get me wrong -- I am not against Americans (they are usually our best customers). But despite a cry for homogeneity I deplore any effort by other people to decide what language we speak and write. James Reid Zwemmer Bookshop Moscow