I'm Emeline, I'm French and I'm living in France!
I'm currently preparing a research study for the French equivalent of a Master of Arts. My work is based on the use of French loan-words in the lexical field of pastry and dessert. This is why I decided to join this community, in order to have access to samples of dessert names.
However, before finalizing my dissertation paper, I would like to know what YOU think about the use of French loan-words in pastry and dessert field.
Do you sometimes prefer French loan-words instead of native English words, and if so, why?
Do you use the same terminology when talking to your friends or family (IRL)?
Do you understand the meaning of French loan-words that you use?
Such a reflexive feedback would be great in order to compare it to the conclusions drawn from my corpus study :)