Remember the year 2015 ... The word "e-cigarette" was entering the Oxford dictionary. Today, it is perhaps the word "Vapoter" that could integrate "Le Petit Robert", a dictionary known and recognized in the French-speaking world.
It's our colleagues from the newspaper Provence Announcing it today, the verb " vapoter Would be part of the list of words that made a splash this year. Indeed for the bloodhounds of Little RobertDo not miss words and phrases that go through a year. They have twelve months, notebook or smartphone in hand, to draw in this gigantic tide 100 to 150 words that will make their entry in the dictionary.
Entries in a database, their findings will lead to a first sorting then to a vote: there is there the management committee of the Robert, his army of documentalists and lexicographers, and the mythical bacchantes of the linguist Alain Rey. « The words chosen by majority are retained automatically, precise Trouble, then the debate begins on those who are a little less than average.« Their recurrent, relevant nature is a determining factor.
It is with pleasure that we learn that « Some are imposing themselves in a lightning way, such as vaping or selfie. ". Let's hope that this verb that refers to the vape or use of an electronic cigarette will soon join the famous list of words in the Petit Robert.