Belgian Prime Minister makes debut in Petit Robert dictionary

30th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Belgian Prime Minister, Herman Van Rompuy, has made his first appearance in the 2010 edition of the Petit Robert dictionary of proper nouns.

Three lines have been reserved for the current prime minister. The former prime minister, Yves Leterme (CD&V) still features in the 2010 edition with no less than 18 lines dedicated to him. 

About ten Belgian authors made their first entry in the dictionary of proper nouns, including André Baillon, Henry Bauchau and Madeleine Bourdouxhe. Amongst the updated names features the new film by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 'Le Silence de Lorna’ (2008).

The opening of the Hergé Museum at Ottignies, Louvain-la-Neuve, has not passed unnoticed either. Christian Urvoy, the French architect, has been honoured by name for the conception of this museum. 

No new ‘Belgicisms’ have been added to the 2010 Petit Robert French edition.

La Dernière Heure/Expatica

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