Live long and prosper
We were going through the Blue Ridge many years ago and stopped at a red dirt roadside store and the girl asked if I was Canadian. In my best Queen’s English (being basically accent neutral) I said yes and asked why.
Y’all have accent!
Thanks. Quebecoise is a lessor quality, as told me by Parisians, then as you go east, it evolves into Acadian French, which is spoken in New Brunswick and further deteriorates into the diallelic spoken in Louisiana.
I mean who calls a town Red Stick (says the guy who lives down the way from Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat
As English is widespread all around Quebec,
In major centers, yes, rural Quebec especially in the north, very limited. The native population want English but only because advancement prospects are in Nunavut and anglo regions. La Direction générale du Nouveau-Québec is generally anti-English. One company I worked for had to label all our microwave equipment in French. Modem does not translate easily on a small panel.
The independence movement drove a lot of major organizations to Ontario. Companies would not be allowed to have head offices in a foreign country (CN, Air Canada, etc) plus all military facilities would go.
I had trouble ordering a coffee (in French) at a McDonalds just south of Montreal. It was beside Caughnawana a first nation that doesn’t allow French inside their borders.
Your expertise has yet to be classified, although your local community collage may offer it as a make up credit, just for fun
I love when snooty Americans go to Quebec and expect to be served in English. I’m partially bilingual, (I grew up there) and my Anglo-Quebecoise accent has confused a few McDonalds counter staff. And some First Nation and Inuit communities are using their traditional languages.
And America has not been kind to the Queen’s English
I got a $30K job in the north in 1970, even more than my boss. My taxes first year were what I earned the year before. They even flew my car up the same day. And a free apartment.
the road to Hell is paved with good intentions
Cubbies vs Canadiens, where the DH rule has a different meaning
we know where ground zero is