The Canada of 2017 is as Francophobic as ever


tay
#1
July 1st, in Ottawa, the celebrations turned into a spirit of mea culpa. In a gesture of suspicious benevolence, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “We must recognize the errors of the past, accept our responsibilities, and strive so that every Canadian has a bright future.” He was, rightfully, referring to the Native peoples.

The day has not yet come when Ottawa will say similar things about francophones. Perhaps at the Dominion’s 200th anniversary, when Durham’s project will be sufficiently accomplished.

In linguistic matters the British North America Act, of which we are remembering the 150th anniversary of its enactment into law, served mainly to protect English schools in Quebec. On the other hand, the other provinces, all of them without exception, adopted between 1870 to 1912 laws banning French instruction over a period of decades. But why be spoil sports when francophones can celebrate the Canada that exists today? All right then, what about present day Canada?


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White_Unifier
#2
I'm a francophone. For all the injustices of the past, we are exceptionally privileged to have our language and even Catholic religion entrenched in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Aside from the English and French, who else enjoys such privileges in the Charter?
Last edited by White_Unifier; Aug 17th, 2017 at 09:28 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I'm a francophone.

Etes-vous Charlie?
 
White_Unifier
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Etes-vous Charlie?

Hebdo? Non, je suis Machjo. Et Pourquoi me vousvoiyez-vous?
 
Danbones
#5
The only thing people around here in this little bastion of upper Canada francophonia are phobic about is the politics, and the politics of self aggrandizement, not the culture.

That comes in every language.
 
Johnnny
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I'm a francophone. For all the injustices of the past, we are exceptionally privileged to have our language and even Catholic religion entrenched in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Aside from the English and French, who else enjoys such privileges in the Charter?

The French are exceptionally privileged in this country.

You just need to be able to speak French sans un brain stem to get a job when compared to everyone else who doesn't speak it.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#7
I like Francophobes. Just yell "la plume de ma tante" at them, and they run away screaming.

It is high-larious!
 
White_Unifier
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I like Francophobes. Just yell "la plume de ma tante" at them, and they run away screaming.

It is high-larious!

I wouldn't. I'd just confusedly ask you what you mean.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I wouldn't. I'd just confusedly ask you what you mean.

Are you a Francophobe?
 
White_Unifier
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Are you a Francophobe?

Oh right. One letter off. My bad.
 
Johnnny
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I wouldn't. I'd just confusedly ask you what you mean.

Have you heard of a "rapasse" before?

Urban Dictionary: Rapasse

Quote:

Rapasse
White trash, comonly known for wearing pyjamas in public and littering public places with their bodily fluids.

They chill around town, cluttering specific public places such as benches, and store fronts.

There is an abundance of rapasse in the small town of Sturgeon Falls.

 
Tecumsehsbones
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Have you heard of a "rapasse" before?

Urban Dictionary: Rapasse

Wait, what? Rap-ass is a white thing in Canada?
 
Johnnny
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Wait, what? Rap-ass is a white thing in Canada?

It's like the rest of the French language in Canada, it's a regional slang word that other French won't understand.

Its like the word "Huan", no one can come to a consensus on what it means but they still use it when they're excited.

But to the ones who do know the word "rapasse", it's insulting to be called because only bumbs wear track pants out in public.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

It's like the rest of the French language in Canada, it's a regional slang word that other French won't understand.

Its like the word "Huan", no one can come to a consensus on what it means but they still use it when they're excited.

But to the ones who do know the word "rapasse", it's insulting to be called because only numbs wear track pants out in public.

Trust me, I spend a week every year in Paris. Usually with some Canadians around. The French are actually much nicer than their reputation, they usually smile tolerantly when the Canadians claim to speak French.
 
Johnnny
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Trust me, I spend a week every year in Paris. Usually with some Canadians around. The French are actually much nicer than their reputation, they usually smile tolerantly when the Canadians claim to speak French.

Lol i trust you.

Sometimes I enjoy being the "tete carre" who grew up and rode quads with the French and I think you'd enjoy the experience too.
 
White_Unifier
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Lol i trust you.

Sometimes I enjoy being the "tete carre" who grew up and rode quads with the French and I think you'd enjoy the experience too.

My mom always calls my dad a square head. As a kid, I called the local English kids English muffins until my dad reminded me that he was English. The local English kids called my friends and me french fries. Yeah, we were already joining gangs by the age of 8.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

My mom always calls my dad a square head. As a kid, I called the local English kids English muffins until my dad reminded me that he was English.

You shoulda called him an English muffin. Sometimes the ass-whooping is worth it for the bon mot.
 
White_Unifier
#18
Canada is very united.... Honest!

What irked my dad was that I couldn't pronounce 'th' until around the age of 8.
 
Johnnny
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

My mom always calls my dad a square head. As a kid, I called the local English kids English muffins until my dad reminded me that he was English. The local English kids called my friends and me french fries. Yeah, we were already joining gangs by the age of 8.

That's so city...

We didn't call each other French fries or English muffins we had fist fights and now we're all friends as "adults".
 
White_Unifier
#20
Fist fights? And I thought we were uncivilized.
 
Johnnny
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Fist fights? And I thought we were uncivilized.

It wasn't mortal kombat. That was then and its now, now, where people have grown up. Well maybe not me but thats ok.
 
Curious Cdn
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

My mom always calls my dad a square head. As a kid, I called the local English kids English muffins until my dad reminded me that he was English. The local English kids called my friends and me french fries. Yeah, we were already joining gangs by the age of 8.

Maudit Bloke tête carré ...
 
White_Unifier
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Maudit Bloke tête carré ...

How old were you when you joined a gang?
 
Curious Cdn
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#24
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

How old were you when you joined a gang?

I joined a largely Francophone military unit when I was seventeen.
 

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