Italians who use English and other foreign phrases in public correspondence might face fines of up to 100,000 euros under a new rule proposed by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy party (Rs 82,46,550). According to a report, the bill was submitted by lower chamber deputies member Fabio Rampelli and has the support of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
Although all foreign languages are included by the rule, "Anglomania," or the use of English words, is expressly mentioned since the draught believes it "demeans and mortifies" the Italian language. It continues by saying that the British exit from the European Union, or Brexit, has made things worse.
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Additionally, it mandates that all job titles and acronyms used by Italian-based businesses must be written in the country's native tongue, with the exception of any foreign phrases that are deemed hard to translate.Given that Britain had left the European Union, the bill claimed that the widespread use of English in Europe was "much more negative and contradictory."
The government may need to hastily clean the house on its own if the plan is passed into law. The industry minister's name now includes the English phrase "Made in Italy," while Meloni herself occasionally incorporates foreign phrases into her talks since taking office in October. The proposed rule would also focus on the "proper use of the Italian language and its pronunciation" in educational institutions, the media, business, and advertising, which might make it illegal to pronounce the word "bru-sketta" as "bru-shetta."
However, the initiative has come under fire, with some claiming that it will undermine Italy's reputation and competitiveness abroad. Some people argue that outlawing all foreign terms could result in linguistic seclusion and limit the nation's ability to interact with the rest of the world.
It's interesting that the new legislation appears only a day after Italy declared that it was temporarily barring ChatGPT, an AI chatbot, due to worries about data privacy. With this action, Italy becomes the first Western nation to take legal action against the well-liked AI chatbot. The new bill was introduced a few days after Italy, the first Western nation to do so, revealed it was temporarily barring OpenAI's chatbot ChatGPT due to data privacy concerns.
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