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Old 11-21-2011, 04:11 PM
Florian Florian is offline
 
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Default Re: me like Franco-Belgian comics

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Originally Posted by kezboard View Post
Is this word seriously used in French, or did Herge just use an English word in a French sentence for extra color?
"Kidnapper" is now a French verb. Kidnappeur, a noun. I think they may have come into French around the time Hergé was writing Tintin en Amérique. Unnecessarily..... because you can say "enlever un enfant." Mozart's opera is called in French: L'Enlèvement du serail.

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