BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

At least it’s not in French

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OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Hmmm do they still do pig latin? Might have trouble finding guides for that. Besides in Quebec everything IS on French. There was actually a new requirement just past in Montreal this week where shop owners must greet customers only with French. Other languages not allowed. They are very ....... backsided about protecting their language.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

OldGreyWolf, my daughter in law’s dad own a candle business in old Chelsea Quebec, and the Facebook website has French  now first, so I guess that’s why.

 

BAK I had forgotten all about pig Latin and the fun we had with it as children.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

We weren’t allowed to use pig Latin.   We were all Jewish.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Big Smile

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

You're such a ham Big Smile

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Smoked preferrably.

and don’t forget the bacon and baby backs.

 

 

I never said I was good at being Jewish.     

   More lobster please

JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Wow!  I was reading the internet information about this issue of French language in French-Canada and there was one article that said a pregnant woman was denied help from a 911 caller because she didn’t speak French and Canada is mainly an English speaking country.  And I read people are denied service if they don’t speak French.  Is this info an exaggeration or is it true? 

 

Think I’ll stick with Bonnie’s part of the country.  Me thinks the less French the better.  Don’t know about doing an Eastern Canada cruise now after reading all the stuff I did.  Why do the French have to be such huge A-holes?  Not just up there but everywhere!  

 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

It is not as bad as all that but there are some extreme cases. Much the same as there can be some extreme cases where border guards get a bit high and mighty with people crossing. The extreme cases make the news but it is not the norm. Yes there are some people in Quebec that push the French language thing a bit too vigorously and unfortunately some of them are in power. We have nuts running things all over these days. But all in all the people in Quebec are very friendly and helpful people and if they know you are trying and cannot speak French they will go out of their way to help you. You would probably have more issues in France than in Quebec. Outside of Quebec the language is not an issue. It is just a local thing for the most part. Do not let it scare you away from a beautiful area with many beautiful people.

Cheers,

 

JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

I am really hoping to visit Quebec but don’t want to go to places where I’m made to feel unwelcome.  From what you say sounds like I am over reacting to isolated incidents.  Thanks for the info.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Looking forward to staying overnight in Quebec in October.

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