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Come on!! Surely this is taking things too far!!

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Just saw on the news that the Quebec Language Review Board is ordering an 'Italian' restaurant to dump the word 'Pasta' from their sign!!!
You must be kidding me??!!
What's next? Sushi from Japanese restaurants, Curry from Indian restaurants?

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  1. Sorry, maybe I don't understand Quebec, but what is the problem with calling pasta "pasta"? Or rather, what would be the point of the ban?

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    1. re: EarlyBird

      'Pasta' in the eyes of Quebecois is not a French word!!! They only allow signs in French??!!

      1. re: Charles Yu

        In the eyes of some Quebecois, not all. Explaining Quebec language laws would take a long time, but, you can read up on them here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_101

        Remember please everyone that not everyone in the province thinks this is sensible or desirable, but, the law is what it is.

      2. I think this is a problem unique to Quebec.