CSI: Quebec -- Crack French police unit still pursues English-speaking lawbreakers

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat May 26 02:08:22 UTC 2007

I guess again I failed to be humorous.  I only meant to emulate
recent right wing attitudes towards France, a la American fries.  As
well, I suppose, as strike back at my vocal apparatus's inability to
utter French words or phrases anywhere near correctly.


At 5/25/2007 07:26 PM, you wrote:
>Ouit shucking andd jiving, Joel. You know what I mean. French is not
>endangered in France. If Canadian-French couldn't protect itself, it
>would be suffering the same fate that, ironically, France's own
>minority languages - Gascon, Basque, Corsican, Limousin, Langue d'Oc
>proper, Provencal, Breton, Catalan, Perigourdin, Flemish, etc. - have
>suffered or are suffering: reduction to the non-status of "patois,"
>followed by extinction.
>On 5/25/07, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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>>Subject:      Re: CSI: Quebec -- Crack French police unit still pursues
>>               English-speaking lawbreakers
>>At 5/24/2007 04:57 PM, Wilson wrote:
>> >All endangered languages should be so fortunate. Normally, only the
>> >"national" language has such police powers, as is or has been the case
>> >in France, Spain, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, etc. Minority
>> >languages are fortunate to be merely left alone as opposed to being
>> >actively stamped out.
>>I'm pleased to read that the French language is endangered.
>>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
>come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>                                              -Sam'l Clemens
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