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Old 01-16-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Whoa, you are making a lot of assumptions there. Take a moment and breathe deep. Quebec French is the variety of French spoken in Quebec, just like they speak American English in the States or British English in the UK. I don't see them taking bitter offence at people saying this and I didn't say it isn't "real" French (interesting your knee-jerk reaction is to assume this). Many people who learn French outside of Canada have difficulty understanding Quebec French. Sure things are spelled the same, but it is certainly not pronounced the same and different words may be used. It is common knowledge that Quebec French is different from Parisian French. For someone considering a move to Montreal, it is necessary that they are fluent (or become fluent) in French in order to have job prospects and fit into society. I don't see what there is to get mad or call me names over?

Quebec French - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Quebec French (French: français québécois) or Québécois French is the predominant variety of the French language in Canada, in its formal and informal registers. Quebec French is used in everyday communication, as well as in education, the media, and government."

I speak Quebec French and am proud to do so. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
You're just pi55ed because I stole your punch that you were planning on using, about Quebec French not being "real" French.

And where did I call you names BTW?

Go ahead and kill another thread.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Whoa, you are making a lot of assumptions there. Take a moment and breathe deep. Quebec French is the variety of French spoken in Quebec, just like they speak American English in the States or British English in the UK. I don't see them taking bitter offence at people saying this and I didn't say it isn't "real" French (interesting your knee-jerk reaction is to assume this). Many people who learn French outside of Canada have difficulty understanding Quebec French. Sure things are spelled the same, but it is certainly not pronounced the same and different words may be used. It is common knowledge that Quebec French is different from Parisian French. For someone considering a move to Montreal, it is necessary that they are fluent (or become fluent) in French in order to have job prospects and fit into society. I don't see what there is to get mad or call me names over?
They speak American English in the States and British English in UK? lol!!!

Sri Lankan English in Sri Lanka, Malaysian English in Malaysia, Chinese English in Beijing .....
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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They speak American English in the States and British English in UK? lol!!!

Sri Lankan English in Sri Lanka, Malaysian English in Malaysia, Chinese English in Beijing .....
Boy do I wish someone had forewarned about all of that when I went to those places!

Lorries, lifts, nappies, knickers, boot, bonnet, etc.

And even capsicum for green and red peppers in Australia! I mean, how's a poor guy supposed to eat when he doesn't even know what to call the food??????
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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Boy do I wish someone had forewarned about all of that when I went to those places!

Lorries, lifts, nappies, knickers, boot, bonnet, etc.

And even capsicum for green and red peppers in Australia! I mean, how's a poor guy supposed to eat when he doesn't even know what to call the food??????
You should have used Google Translator to translate Australian English into Canadian English ...
I don't go anywhere without my google translator .... how would I survive? Sometimes I use it in the store if the clerk looks "foreign"!
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You should have used Google Translator to translate Australian English into Canadian English ...
I don't go anywhere without my google translator .... how would I survive? Sometimes I use it in the store if the clerk looks "foreign"!
You mean, if they're like from somewhere like Newfoundland?
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