Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel
they also have sometimes tried to invent new "french" words for things which were being used in english, but that doesn't work so well either. they tried to get us to say "fin de semaine" instead of "weekend" but "weekend" is only 2 syllables and can be abbreviated to 2 letters ; nobody says "fin de semaine" instead of weekend (although we do say it when we actually mean "the end of the week" which is the litteral translation).
French doesn't have it's own word for "weekend"? That's rather... peculiar.
EDIT: Wait what hell am I saying, Croatian uses "vikend".