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Hey, they're Albertans

Postby bob vernon » Sep 19th, 2019, 7:54 pm

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5290646

Back in the 60's I used to turn the Corn Flakes boxes in the stores around to the French side. It used to just enrage some customers.

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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby Laurane » Sep 19th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Some guys just like to poke the bears..... too much time on your hands.

But a good way to learn French is to read the shampoo bottle labels in the tub.
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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby OKkayak » Sep 19th, 2019, 11:47 pm

If it's a valid ticket then it's a valid ticket, regardless if its in English, French or Klingon. Sounds like Calgary Transit has a bit of catch up to do with their training department.
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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby mexi cali » Sep 20th, 2019, 8:26 am

Like it or not, there is some real hatred regarding French speaking Canada in this country and it only get worse the further West you go.

Recognizing French as Canadas second "official" language rubbed a lot of people the wrong way whe it was officially recognized by the "official language act" in 1968.

I think that main reason is that, while Canada as a whole is required to give equal weight to French outside of Quebec where French is the only official language, they do not do the same for English.

MAny Westerners are angry that French is so prominant in their day to day lives on packaging and documents etc. while the same is not true when one is in Quebec.

The couple who sued an airline because the word "buckle" or something like that did not appear on their seat belt didn't do their French speaking province and favors and that story is really fresh still.

The threats from some however are way off the charts and those people, if found should be punished for uttering death threats. It shows their ignorance and also doesn't do much for their fellow Albertans in the eyes of the world.

Quebec is, for now, a part of Canada and as such should respect that English is the dominant language by making their province English friendly, which they don't, hence the attitude toward them.
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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby kgcayenne » Sep 20th, 2019, 8:34 am

This feeds oh-so generously into fostering the idea that the Alberta population is uncouth, rude, and well, redneck is an understatement. They're ejaculating the kind of vernacular expected from inbred trailer park residents in the US's deep south.
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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby stuphoto » Sep 20th, 2019, 8:35 am

I've had friends working for transit here and in Calgary.
Their job is to transport passengers safely, not to collect revenue.
So if someone doesn't have a valid ticket they usually ignore it, and sometimes even give the people a transfer.
I never asked however if the person looks sketchy I imagine they could use it as an excuse to keep them from boarding.

As my one friend said, your not as likely going to get assaulted if you don't provoke something.
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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby stuphoto » Sep 20th, 2019, 8:45 am

mexi cali wrote:Like it or not, there is some real hatred regarding French speaking Canada in this country and it only get worse the further West you go.

Recognizing French as Canadas second "official" language rubbed a lot of people the wrong way whe it was officially recognized by the "official language act" in 1968.

I think that main reason is that, while Canada as a whole is required to give equal weight to French outside of Quebec where French is the only official language, they do not do the same for English.

MAny Westerners are angry that French is so prominant in their day to day lives on packaging and documents etc. while the same is not true when one is in Quebec.

The couple who sued an airline because the word "buckle" or something like that did not appear on their seat belt didn't do their French speaking province and favors and that story is really fresh still.

The threats from some however are way off the charts and those people, if found should be punished for uttering death threats. It shows their ignorance and also doesn't do much for their fellow Albertans in the eyes of the world.

Quebec is, for now, a part of Canada and as such should respect that English is the dominant language by making their province English friendly, which they don't, hence the attitude toward them.

Absolutely valid points.
Quebec is one of Canada's founding provinces whereas BC was the sixth province to join 4 years later.

Personally I have no problem with anyone speaking French, however I believe that anyone should be able to speak either of our 2 official languages before becoming a citizen.
I will even add a third language, North American Sign, for those who can't speak.

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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby mexi cali » Sep 20th, 2019, 10:30 am

kgcayenne wrote:This feeds oh-so generously into fostering the idea that the Alberta population is uncouth, rude, and well, redneck is an understatement. They're ejaculating the kind of vernacular expected from inbred trailer park residents in the US's deep south.


Ejaculating. Priceless. especially when you think that the mouth breathers who spewed their ejaculate won't know what the word means. And if you told them, why then you'de be lahnin yosef up fer a beatin.

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Re: Hey, they're Albertans

Postby OKkayak » Sep 20th, 2019, 11:27 am

mexi cali wrote:The couple who sued an airline because the word "buckle" or something like that did not appear on their seat belt didn't do their French speaking province and favors and that story is really fresh still.

Thats actually the same people who went after Air Canada because they weren't offered a 7uP in french.
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