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

Charles Yu Feb 21, 2013 01:31 PM

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?

  1. EarlyBird Feb 21, 2013 01:43 PM

    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
      Charles Yu Feb 21, 2013 01:49 PM

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

      1. re: Charles Yu
        dbrodbeck Feb 22, 2013 04:41 AM

        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.

        1. re: Charles Yu
          EarlyBird Feb 26, 2013 11:17 AM

          Oh my goodness. How strange.

      2. g
        GH1618 Feb 21, 2013 01:44 PM

        I think this is a problem unique to Quebec.

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