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Townshipslaining the PM

Originally posted on Drinking Tips for Teens:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press) Oh, hi there, Prime Minister Trudeau, or as we say here in the Townships,…

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when… Collection 2

I’m thrilled and surprised to note that “You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when… Collection 1” has received over 1900 (!!!!) views, making it by far the most viewed post in the four-year, adventure-packed history of this blog. It was … Continue reading

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You know you’re a Quebec City anglophone when…

NB: A lot of these are reader submissions You’re fluent in French and English, but both francophones and anglophones think you have a funny accent. People ask where you’re from/where you live, and get very surprised when you say, “here!” … Continue reading

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Beautiful it is, multicultural it isn’t. (1 of 3)

I covered a “cultural diversity festival” this week in downtown Quebec City, which means now is as good a time as ever to write a post about diversity in this city…or the lack thereof. The festival had plenty of high … Continue reading

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Comment protéger une langue?

Un autre texte que j’ai fait pour le site web de la radio, sur la preservation de la langue kirundie. Je l’affiche ici parce que la “mort” des langues est un enjeu global. Il y a autour de 7000 langues … Continue reading

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