Pasta is illegal in Quebec

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  1. P-B

    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    At least the word "pasta" is.

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    February 21, 2013


    Quebec language cops target 'pasta'

    By QMI Agency

    Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) has struck again -- this time against the word "pasta" on a the menu of a Montreal restaurant.

    Radio station CJAD reports that Italian restaurant owner Massimo Lecas had a visit from the language cops for violations of Bill 101, which included having the word "pasta’" on the menu.

    OQLF spokesman Martin Bergeron has said he won’t comment on the issue.

    No action will be taken over one or two words, however, as at least half of the text on menus in the province must be in French.

    "Basically they're saying we don't like the predominance of Italian over French in your menu," Lecas told CJAD, "so they circled the word 'pasta', they circled the word 'bottiglia', they circled the word 'antipasto', but they didn't circle the word 'pizza'."

    The story has gained traction on social media, with Facebook page, entitled Put Canadian Flag Back In Quebec Assembly, leading the charge.

    The group has been instrumental in starting protests against Quebec’s new Bill 14.

    The bill would build on Bill 101 -- The Charter of the French Language, which was passed in 1977 -- in what some are calling the Parti Quebecois anti-English agenda.


    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2013/02/20/20596011.html
     
  2. nazdrowie

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    Nantrax call oot thread :nooo:
     
  3. Butcher

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    I wish Canada would just falloff into the Indian Ocean
     
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    are you drunk, Butcher?
     
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    I'm retarded, you JERK
     
  6. Dick Gozinya

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    :jj:

    We should do that down here.
     
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    I hate to bring facts to the table but here we go.

    One person made a complaint (1 out of 3 million). The OQLF sent someone to investigate. That person decided to send a letter to ask Pasta be removed. The OQLF quickly apologized and said the man who investigated went too far. No action will be taken and everything is ok.

    With that being said, please don't let facts get in the way of Canada/Quebec bashing.

    :nan:
     
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    GFYS nantrax

    Facts have no place on a message board :grad:
     
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    Butcher ain't reading all that shit
     
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    I read all that shit, unfortunately
     
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    pwned
     
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    no, YOU
     
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    :shit:

    Negative reps coming to all of you later.

    Except Naz of course. :wub:
     
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    Maybe not after this. :leavecunt:
     
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    Quebec is holding my dream car hostage.

    :tears:

    http://www.nvcloutier.com/fr/usedcars/listing/details.spy?id=3588100
     
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    Not the car dream again :facepalm:
     
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    So...how do you say pasta in French? pates? Sounds like paté. :scratch:
     
  19. Dick Gozinya

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    lol. Obviously you don't.