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We Canadians can't say we are fully bilingual?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cansportschick, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/070925/canada/canada_language


    What the hell?
     
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    Blame Trudeau.
     
  3. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Sorry, not dissing Trudeau. Rex Murphy and I are the only ones on the universe who think Trudeau was the Greatest Canadian...

    What about Mulroney? Can I blame him for this?
     
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Why is this so surprising to you? Get out of Halifax much?
     
  5. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Anyway,

    Les Canadiens sont egoistes....

    (I just wanted to say this for the fun of it)
     
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Anyway, what, CSC? Afraid to answer the question? Let me fill you in ... Newfies don't care ... B.C. speaks Mandarin and doesn't care ... Alberta? Fuck Quebec ... Bilingualism is as unnecessary as a CFL team in the Maritimes.

    Get over it.
     
  7. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    BC also speaks punjabi, French is way down the list.
    I can't believe anybody is actually shocked by this.
     
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest


    Christ, we have 200 different languages spoken on our campus. I can imagine there are as many on the Lower Mainland.

    People can learn all the French they want. They'll still get lost in Richmond.
     
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    You need a passport to get into Richmond.
     
  10. boots

    boots New Member

    I was in Montreal and cursed by a shop keeper for not speaking French. When I told them, with several curse words, that I'm American, they apologized profusely.
     
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    How very American of you.

    British people are generally the same. Don't bother to learn the language of the place you're going, and then get uppity when they criticize you. I'm very proud to have learnt French, German and Italian.
     
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    This person thought I was Canadien and told me, "Why don't you speak French. What the fuck is your problem?"
    Those were the wrong words to say to an American spending his hard-earned cash.
     
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