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(Sun News Network)   Quebec's language minister calls for moderation after language police targeted an Italian restaurant for having the word 'pasta' on the menu   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 28
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2013-02-24 04:39:12 PM
9 votes:

Bug2k: Montrealers such as myself are largely sick of these laws, including most of my francophone friends.


Is francophone what they have to call the iPhone there?
2013-02-24 05:18:24 PM
4 votes:

lilplatinum: Bug2k: Montrealers such as myself are largely sick of these laws, including most of my francophone friends.

Is francophone what they have to call the iPhone there?


It's called jePhone in Quebec.
2013-02-24 04:34:13 PM
4 votes:

ZAZ: What is the Québécois word for pasta?


Le Pasta :P
2013-02-24 04:35:32 PM
3 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: PFK? Splitters.


Agreed. The Kentuckian People's Front is where it's at!
2013-02-24 04:34:09 PM
3 votes:
PFK? Splitters.
2013-02-24 04:57:41 PM
2 votes:
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The language inspector, hard at work.

Old and busted:
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New hotness:
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2013-02-24 04:45:04 PM
2 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: PFK? Splitters.


HA! You got a serious chuckle from me for that!! :D

We have NFC in Sweden  (Nordstan Fried Chicken)

www.collectiveshopping.se
2013-02-24 04:35:09 PM
2 votes:
Call it 'Freedom Noodle"
2013-02-24 04:06:12 PM
2 votes:
You cannot mandate a culture.

It either exists on it's own steam or it dies.

The French language police are the most petty, unneeded Wastes of Bandwidth EVAR.

Here's an example that drives me nuts.

Kentucky Fried Chicken is now know as KFC around the world.

Except in Quebec where it is PFK

farm6.staticflickr.com

So to reiterate in Paris France where the French language comes from it's called KFC.

In Quebec it's PFK.

Insecure much?
2013-02-24 10:44:51 PM
1 votes:

Robo Beat: In Canada, the Québécois are surrounded by Anglophones.


Whatever language Canadian Maritimers speak, it isn't english.

/I have as much difficulty hearing through a Quebecois French accent as I do a Newfoundlander "english" accent.
2013-02-24 07:35:14 PM
1 votes:
Wow, the Québécois  must be really pissed off that the incident isn't being called pastaporte.
2013-02-24 06:42:54 PM
1 votes:
      liberals are not real big on free speech
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2013-02-24 06:04:31 PM
1 votes:
Ostie de tabarnak de calisse!
2013-02-24 06:01:15 PM
1 votes:
fubegra.net

Français, 'stie, parlez-vous?
2013-02-24 05:51:34 PM
1 votes:

ZAZ: What is the Québécois word for pasta?


I don't know, I didn't go to Burger King.
2013-02-24 05:49:26 PM
1 votes:
When I was in Vancouver doing some work in the early 90s, a woman was telling me that her dad was a pilot for Air Canada. They were required to keep somebody on board to speak French to controllers when the flights were into Quebec. What was outrageous was that EVEN FRANCE talks to pilots in English. The only place in the world where airliners flew (at least in terms of international airports, and the places her dad flew into Quebec qualified as "international") that had this special requirement was Quebec.

Most Canadians west of Ontario seem to absolutely hate Quebec with a passion, and mostly over this sort of stupidity.

I knew a salesman who had an interesting story about getting lost in Quebec; they asked some local for directions, and the local Quebecois played stupid, "no parlez vous Englais" - but when he lamented he was willing to pay for directions, the guy immediately spit out the directions, in perfect English. He tore off without paying the guy, because, as he said to the guy as he was leaving, "I said I was willing to pay for the information, until I found out you were playing games with me"

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2013-02-24 05:33:57 PM
1 votes:

Magic_Button: ..so I don't know much about Quebec, except that it's a part of Canada, which I have always thought of as a primarily English-speaking country.  Reading this article, I'm amused that there is such a thing as a "language minister" and a "language office" or department or whatever...I mean, seriously?  When it comes to government waste, I can hardly think of anything more potentially wasteful that whatever a "language department" does.

Office of Religion ?

A federal office that has no powers

A Committee that has never met or decided anything


I our defense they have to use offices and committees to waste money rather than having every politician add their own spending bump to every bill that crosses the floor.

In the absence of a big corrupt American system we try our best to waste money like any good government does.
2013-02-24 05:19:15 PM
1 votes:

uttertosh: Kumana Wanalaia: PFK? Splitters.

HA! You got a serious chuckle from me for that!! :D

We have NFC in Sweden  (Nordstan Fried Chicken)

[www.collectiveshopping.se image 416x280]


Around here, we're more creative with the names of fried-chicken outlets:
farm7.staticflickr.com
in Bras D'Or, Cape Breton.  Some good, eh.
2013-02-24 05:02:15 PM
1 votes:
What's French for fark Quebec?
2013-02-24 05:01:06 PM
1 votes:

quatchi: karmachameleon: quatchi: Except in Quebec where it is PFK

What does the P stand for?

Poulet is French for Chicken. So... Poulet Frit Kentucky.


Wait a minute. Shouldn't they be using the French word for Kentucky?

What is that, like, KentuckhoHO?
2013-02-24 04:47:21 PM
1 votes:

uttertosh: Kumana Wanalaia: PFK? Splitters.

HA! You got a serious chuckle from me for that!! :D

We have NFC in Sweden  (Nordstan Fried Chicken)

[www.collectiveshopping.se image 416x280]


Tastes like Seahawks.
2013-02-24 04:47:16 PM
1 votes:
Jesus, even when the French aren't French, they're still insufferable.

/Prescriptive grammar much?
2013-02-24 04:47:00 PM
1 votes:

karmachameleon: quatchi: Except in Quebec where it is PFK

What does the P stand for?

Poulet Frite Kentucky , je suspect.

2013-02-24 04:46:51 PM
1 votes:
I was there when they passed "Bill 101", making French the only official language. People were joyously pulling down signs and breaking windows if they had any other language on them.
2013-02-24 04:40:14 PM
1 votes:
I feel dirty for clicking a sun news link. Damn this high speed internet; the page loaded before I could shut it down.
2013-02-24 04:39:49 PM
1 votes:
monty-pythons-life-of-brian.trailertheater.com
The language inspector, hard at work.
2013-02-24 04:32:56 PM
1 votes:
Hehe, fake Frenchies getting upset over language.
2013-02-24 04:13:13 PM
1 votes:
Annex Quebec to the Confederacy and let the multicultural derp implode itself.
 
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