This is the official translation of internet chatting
in french made by the Office de la Langue Française
, an organization of the Governement of Québec
that wants to preserve the french language.
The word is a derived of the noun Clavier
(Keyboard) and of the verb Bavarder
(To Chat). Mix them together and you'll get a funny word that gives another reason to laugh at the french (sadly): Clavarder
(think of it in english, it would be To Keybchat