France New Language Guru

April 4, 2013 - 10:27 AM
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Michael Edwards poses for a photograph during an interview with The Associated-Press at his office at the College de France in Paris. The man who will soon become the newest official guardian of the French language has spoken: English, he says, is jumping the barricades and threatening the language of Moliere. Edwards should know. He's British - the first to become one of the 40 esteemed “immortals” of the Academie Francaise, the institution that has watched over the French language since 1635. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)