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With the John Nuttall and Amanda Korody stories in the news everyday, the subliminal messaging finally got to me, so I went over to Target to go buy a pressure cooker. There was only 1 left, and the writing on the box was only in French. No English anywhere. How on earth does that happen? If this were Quebec, I would complain to the language police, and sue for $30,000.
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Glacier wrote:With the John Nuttall and Amanda Korody stories in the news everyday, the subliminal messaging finally got to me, so I went over to Target to go buy a pressure cooker. There was only 1 left, and the writing on the box was only in French. No English anywhere. How on earth does that happen? If this were Quebec, I would complain to the language police, and sue for $30,000.


Glace, just be thankful it was French and not some Middle Eastern language that had something other than cooking instructions printed on the box.
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Glacier wrote:With the John Nuttall and Amanda Korody stories in the news everyday, the subliminal messaging finally got to me, so I went over to Target to go buy a pressure cooker. There was only 1 left, and the writing on the box was only in French. No English anywhere. How on earth does that happen? If this were Quebec, I would complain to the language police, and sue for $30,000.


I think your mixed up If this happened in Quebec you would have nothing to sue about and would be happy
Quote":the writing on the box was only in French. No English anywhere.

what would you be sueing for??

On the other side its utterly disgusting that this item was offered for sale without English on it
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Well it might have been Arabic. It's hard to tell the difference these days.
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Glacier wrote:Well it might have been Arabic. It's hard to tell the difference these days.


Oooooo, subtle poke. The full burqa is a dead giveaway. It's those damn head scarfs that are open to interpretation.
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Well just think, if you had purchased it in Richmond it would be all in Mandarin.
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Bsuds wrote:Well just think, if you had purchased it in Richmond it would be all in Mandarin.


Well, heck, in Richmond, all you would have to do is ask the shopper next to you to translate - he/she would have translated it and taken your whole family home to demonstrate how to use it.

Here in Kelowna, where you gonna find someone that handy to translate from French?
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flamingfingers wrote:Here in Kelowna, where you gonna find someone that handy to translate from French?


Where's French Castanut when you need somebody to understand French...
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Glacier wrote:With the John Nuttall and Amanda Korody stories in the news everyday, the subliminal messaging finally got to me, so I went over to Target to go buy a pressure cooker. There was only 1 left, and the writing on the box was only in French. No English anywhere. How on earth does that happen? If this were Quebec, I would complain to the language police, and sue for $30,000.


biggoofball wrote:I think your mixed up If this happened in Quebec you would have nothing to sue about and would be happy
Quote":the writing on the box was only in French. No English anywhere.

what would you be sueing for??

On the other side its utterly disgusting that this item was offered for sale without English on it


Yikes, I think that the OP meant if all the writing was in English and the item was sold in Quebec. Ya big goofball.
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Yikes, I think that the OP meant if all the writing was in English and the item was sold in Quebec. Ya big goofball.


I know what he meant but the way he said it was open to interpretation what he should have said was
had it been English only and in quebec I could have sued
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Perhaps it was a printing error.

I would advise you contact the company that produces the pressure cooker and ask them, as opposed to asking a forum where all you'll receive is speculation.
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Brenky wrote:Perhaps it was a printing error.

I would advise you contact the company that produces the pressure cooker and ask them, as opposed to asking a forum where all you'll receive is speculation.


really? at this point in time there is no speculation? the OP claims he bought a product off the shelf that was French only
no speculation as he claims this to be fact. the speculation in this case is that either there telling the truth or there lieing
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The box was all in French, but the instructions were in French, English, and Spanish, so it's all good. Who cares what the box says. It's not like anyone reads the boxes.
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Québec has additional French language requirements for products sold in their jurisdiction:
•Every “inscription” on a product, its packaging, container, leaflet, brochure, or card supplied must be in French
•If there are multiple languages on a product label, French must have “greater prominence” than the other languages
•Toys or games that require the use of non-French vocabulary for their use are forbidden unless there is an equivalent French product available on the Quebec market (Charter of the French Language, Section 54)

Link: http://www.latmultilingual.com/3-import ... ling-laws/

If the label was French and the instructions were in French, then it's pretty much a guarantee that product was meant specifically for the Canadian market. Could have been that the item was originally purchased in Quebec and returned here (not common or likely, but possible). Perhaps it was from a larger warehouse and shipped to the store in error, or ordered online and shipped from the warehouse that way (and returned).

I've been perusing the Target Canada Facebook page and have seen example of items bought at the coast and opened with "returned" receipts inside marked with stores like Kamloops...so items do move around.

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