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Thread #93009   Message #1788153
Posted By: Rapparee
20-Jul-06 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Subject: RE: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
No, I do not judge all Quebecois by one incident anymore than I judge anyone by such. I have had great times and good craic in both Quebec, Montreal, St. Jean Port Jolie, Mont Tremblant, St. Jovite, and other places. I do find some of the cultural differences between France and Quebec intriguing, like stopsigns reading "Stop" in France and "Arret" in Quebec. Also, when the incident I related happened it was during one of Quebec's periodic secessionist threats.

As for bilingualism -- there are a LOT of places and things in the US where Spanish is spoken or printed even though the US is not (officially) bi-lingual. Even in my Library....

Of course, in this town we also have Korean, Flemish, ASL, Vietnamese, Shoshone, French, German, and Greek speakers -- to name the more common languages you might run into -- in addition to Spanish. And I can muddle through in Spanish and do a little better in French. (I'm fluent in both Profane and Obscene, however, and in more languages than just three.)