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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Franchement

Posted on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

To those Quebecers who become immediately irritated with me because they can tell by my accent that I am not from Quebec:

I spent 12 years learning your language. I am a university graduate with a French degree. My French is technically probably better than yours is. Fuck you.

You piss and moan that your culture is at risk, that the French language is fading from Canadian culture, and yet you belittle any Anglophone who makes an attempt to learn your language. Your government offered you a tax break to have more children in an attempt to produce more French-born Canadians. And it failed miserably.

Those Anglophones willing to spend the time and effort to learn your language are your best hope for its continued growth in this country. Maybe you shouldn't be so quick to turn your nose up at us.

And for the record, when you ask to speak to someone who "speaks Quebecois", you sound as ignorant an American in Europe asking for someone who "speaks American". —Irritated Bilinguist

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