Beyoncé’s Name to Be Added to French Encyclopedic Dictionary

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter continues her monumental year with another accolade: her name is to be added to the renowned French encyclopedic dictionary Petit Larousse Illustré. This honor coincides with the success of her latest album, Cowboy Carter, showcasing the global impact of the singer and marking a significant cultural recognition.

Beyoncé’s Inclusion in Petit Larousse

Joining a list of 40 distinguished individuals, Beyoncé will be defined as an “American singer of R&B and pop,” highlighting her influence on the music industry. The artist rose to fame in the 1990s, but she’s been singing since a young age.

The annual update of Petit Larousse identifies around 150 notable words and personalities, with Beyoncé sharing the spotlight with luminaries such as director Christopher Nolan, NBA legend LeBron James, and actor Cate Blanchett.

French Dictionary Honors Beyoncé’s Heritage

Carine Girac-Marinie, head of dictionaries and encyclopedias at Larousse, stated that the new entries reflect significant contemporary movements and figures.

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These additions align with the values of the company, which celebrates excellence and promotes French culture. Beyoncé’s inclusion is particularly meaningful given her Louisiana Creole heritage, which links her name to French origins, honoring her family’s legacy.

From New Terms to Cultural Icon

Beyoncé’s influence on language is not new. In 2004, “bootylicious,” a term popularized by her group Destiny’s Child in a song of the same name, was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

With the release of Cowboy Carter on March 29th, Beyoncé has solidified her position as the most decorated singer in Grammy history. The album, announced in a surprise Super Bowl commercial, includes hit singles “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em,” which quickly dominated the charts. The addition of her name to Petit Larousse Illustré is yet another milestone in a year filled with remarkable achievements for the iconic artist.

Grey’s Anatomy: Who’s the Best Fictional Doctor From the Series?

Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running American primetime medical drama series. Since its first season in 2005, the show has seen a number of doctors come and go, and almost all of them have left their imprint on the history of Seattle Grace Hospital/Grey Sloan Memorial.

Grey's Anatomy original cast

Like all medical dramas, the series follows the lives and careers of talented surgical interns, residents, and attendings. But out of so many doctors, who could be considered the best in Grey’s Anatomy?

Here are several contenders for the title:

Richard Webber

Dr. Richard Webber

The former Chief of Surgery at Seattle Grace Hospital/Grey Sloan Memorial is a strong contender for the title of the best doctor in the series. Specializing in general surgery, Webber is known throughout the medical community for more than just his talents and achievements. He’s also respected and applauded for his leadership, mentorship, and patience, which enables him to make correct decisions despite working under immense pressure. He’s currently the Chief of Chiefs at the hospital and the Chief Medical Officer for the Catherine Fox Foundation.

Ellis Grey

Dr. Ellis Grey

Many would say that Ellis Grey is beyond the shadow of a doubt the best doctor in Grey’s Anatomy. A world-renowned surgeon, Meredith’s mother treated Seattle’s first patient with immunodeficiency syndrome in the 1980s. She also developed an audacious laparoscopic technique to treat gallbladders, which earned her a nomination for the Harper Avery Award during her surgical residency. Ellis won the award years later for the invention of the Ellis Grey Procedure.

Derek Shepherd

Dr. Derek Shepherd

Meredith’s late husband was the Chief of Neurosurgery at the hospital and the Director of the Brain Mapping Initiative. Regarded as one of the most talented neurosurgeons of his generation, Shepherd would’ve won several notable awards if it wasn’t for his untimely passing during season 11.

Margaret Pierce

Dr. Margaret Pierce

Richard Webber and Ellis Grey’s daughter is considered a prodigy by the medical community. Graduating medical school at 19 and becoming the head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Pacific Northwest General Hospital at 27, Margaret Pierce is a force to be reckoned with. She’s currently Co-Head of her department at Seattle Grace Hospital/Grey Sloan Memorial and like her mother and sister is expected to grab a Harper Avery Award sooner rather than later.

Cristina Yang

Dr. Cristina Yang

Cristina Yang is arguably the most ambitious and skilled doctor to feature in Grey’s Anatomy. Considered a generational talent, Yang specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and is the Chief Medical Officer at Klausman Institute for Medical Research. Cristina had to overcome several challenges to reach her goals, including dyslexia, which is why she could easily be considered to be the best doctor in the series.

Other Notable Doctors From Grey’s Anatomy

Besides the above-mentioned surgeons, other highly talented fictional doctors to have appeared on Grey’s Anatomy are Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Arizona Robbins, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Callie Torres, former Chief Of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Yang’s mentor, Preston Burke, Chief of Plastic Surgery Jackson Avery, Director Of Seaside Health & Wellness, Addison Montgomery, and of course Chief of General Surgery, Meredith Grey.