Thursday, December 01, 2011

Quebec's pettiness continues to embarrass the province globally

This shit is nothing new, they once went after a business because it had the nerve to have the world "Welcome" in other languages besides French.

It is a modest sign hanging outside an equally modest fair-trade furniture store in Montreal, yet it has become a matter of great import to Quebec’s language guardians.

Kif-Kif Import, a family-run business that sells furniture and decor knick-knacks from around the world, has run afoul of Quebec’s French-language protection agency over its sign. The problem is not so much with Kif-Kif. It’s the word “import,” which officials from the Office québécois de la langue française insist is not French.

As with most bullies, it doesn't go after international corporations with quite as much zeal...

Read more here.

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