The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Francestuous


Francestuous (adj.)

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Roots: France & Incestuous (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A picturisation or representation of France by a related or neighboring (often Anglo-phonic) nation’s culture as something voluptuous, sensual or virginal, where the French identity is projected as a consenting half of an inter-cultural intercourse.

Example: What could have been a more appropriate choice than casting Marion Cottilard in A Good Year or Midnight in Paris to augment those Francestuous elements that have historically enthralled the colonials and the Americans, alike?


Coldnoon Bureau

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