A polemical subject: The last James BOND Casino Royale triggered fierce conversations throughout France. The question was whether the final E of royale is a mistake or not. I had an explanation, which I 've shared with many of my fellow-citizens, but I 'm afraid they might not have been convinced by this 'it's-not- a -mistake 'propositionand by the fact that the answer might be found in the linguistic field ( loanwords, American words borrowed from French..). Consequently, I 'd like to know the native's point of view so as to settle that quarrel in a time when English is prone to be regarded as the root of all evils.