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#JeSuisCirconflexe: French tweeters lament loss of ‘little hat’ over some words

Grammarphobes would have been well-advised to stay off French-language Twitter today. The major trend topic was a reform of French spelling which includes doing away with the "accent circonflexe", or the "little hat", over vowels in certain French words. The hashtag #JeSuisCirconflexe was used to defend the accent. We bring you a selection of both serious and silly tweets related to the story.

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