Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 19566 times)

ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #225 on: November 08, 2019, 12:24:47 pm »
There's still a little bit of actual France off the bottom of Newfoundland (Saint Pierre and Miquelon), I bet that pokes them in the eye.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #226 on: November 08, 2019, 12:59:56 pm »
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Canada's Quebec province has denied immigrant status to a French citizen because she was unable to demonstrate adequate French-language proficiency.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50241254

 ??? :facepalm:

Pedantic, perhaps, but being a citizen does not necessarily mean fluency in the language...
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #227 on: November 08, 2019, 01:32:35 pm »
I think it's more that she failed to demonstrate sufficient anglophobic zeal.
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Guy

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #228 on: November 08, 2019, 01:56:27 pm »
I think it's more that she failed to demonstrate sufficient anglophobic zeal.

Reading between the lines, the article suggests this ^^^
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ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #229 on: November 08, 2019, 04:40:51 pm »
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Canada's Quebec province has denied immigrant status to a French citizen because she was unable to demonstrate adequate French-language proficiency.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50241254

 ??? :facepalm:

Pedantic, perhaps, but being a citizen does not necessarily mean fluency in the language...

Quebec has some weird arrangement re language to 'prevent the dilution' of Québécois culture, so if you want to live in Quebec, they effectively get a veto over your Canadian citizenship if you're not Frenchified enough for them despite the fact that you don't have to speak French to live in Quebec if you're Canadian. I'm not sure why you simply can't immigrate to Ontario and then sneak over the border when they're not looking.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #230 on: November 08, 2019, 04:48:30 pm »
Known to translators all over: to try and keep their version of French 'pure', the Québécois government produced one of the best multi-lingual terminology dictionaries in the world:

http://www.granddictionnaire.com/
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #231 on: November 08, 2019, 04:56:15 pm »
Quebec has some weird arrangement re language to 'prevent the dilution' of Québécois culture...
Known to translators all over: to try and keep their version of French 'pure', the Québécois government produced one of the best multi-lingual terminology dictionaries in the world:

http://www.granddictionnaire.com/

Comment dit-on "precious bodily fluids" en français, s'il vous plaît?  :demon:
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #232 on: November 08, 2019, 05:19:29 pm »
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #233 on: November 10, 2019, 02:46:50 pm »
Russia - Europe's Florida?

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"Prof Sokolov reportedly told police that he killed his lover during an argument and then sawed off her head, arms and legs.

He is said to have planned to get rid of the body before a public suicide, dressed as Napoleon."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50365124
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #234 on: November 11, 2019, 02:29:02 pm »
In French, soz. https://www.bfmtv.com/politique/rouvrir-les-voies-sur-berges-creer-un-second-periph-le-projet-de-marcel-campion-pour-la-voiture-a-paris-1801735.html

What do we need? Mor cars! When do we need them? Now!

- Plz to be building an underground motorway
- And sports stadiums can be car parks
- The problem? 400,000 cars. and only 20,000 bikes in Paris and bikes get their own lanes (yeah, v suspicious bike number)