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Old 07-29-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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Regarding: when did Canadians become so mean, online comments speak volumes. Canadians can be rather rude in online comments, almost as though they continue to mistakenly believe that they are invisible because they use a computer to communicate.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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I'd be really interested to know what safety message(s) was given only in French on the approach to Montreal.
"The stewardess provides critical information to passengers during take off and landing."
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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"The stewardess provides critical information to passengers during take off and landing."
Such as?
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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Uh oh, we're venturing off into Don Cherry territory!
I've never heard Don Cherry claim that Quebecers "don't speak real French". That doesn't really seem to be his schtick. On the other hand, it's amazing how so many English Canadians desperately want that to be true.
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I've never heard Don Cherry claim that Quebecers "don't speak real French". That doesn't really seem to be his schtick. On the other hand, it's amazing how so many English Canadians desperately want that to be true.
You're right that Don Cherry likely never said that. I doubt he devotes much thought to "serious" things anyway.

I was thinking more of a certain angry, reactionary, condescending mindset regarding Quebec and francophone Canadians in general.
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Such as?
When the sky waitress will be bringing drinks.
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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Air Canada is a Canadian airline that flies from coast to coast. Stewardesses are required to provide all information in both official languages. There is no excuse for delivering information only in French when landing in Montreal.
You can ask them to speak English? There's nothing wrong with speaking french on a Canadian flight. French is the language of Canada too. I'm sure Quebeckers don't complain if they speak too much English.
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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RUTH: My paternal Grandparents were from Hungary (late 1800's) as was my mother from "PEST" (1909)(still have her birth certificate and Passport)

Last name has moved around a bit to the Philipines and to Mexico City (single female exec in her early 30's)

Google up the last name....some interesting facts.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Regarding: when did Canadians become so mean, online comments speak volumes. Canadians can be rather rude in online comments, almost as though they continue to mistakenly believe that they are invisible because they use a computer to communicate.
Or another assessment could be that Canadians become just like everybody else when using the anonymous internet but remain noted for their politeness in face to face exchanges, eh?
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:51 PM
 
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Remember the good old days when Ukrainians were the target of jokes, jokes that would be considered racist today if Ukrainians weren't Caucasian ... a time when it was normal to recognize and comment on clearly identified cultural traits, when cultural groups agreed that some of their habits and customs were probably amusing to other cultures? For example, in China is it normal to belch loudly at the dinner table to demonstrate appreciation for a dinner course. In Germany, belching loudly during a meal is considered rather rude. Today, Canadians are supposed to be polite in the mosaic country of Canada, so what is rude and what is polite: belching loudly during a meal, or not belching at all?
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