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09-10-2009, 07:25 AM
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we all know there's one universal language and it's beer

get a bunch of guys from Ethiopia, Russia and Canada give them 7 to 10 beers and they'll all understand one another
Then give them a few more beers and they'll start fighting over the ugly girl in the parking lot.

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It's a matter of attitude.

I did a contract in Japan back in 1998.
I did learn Japanese paying the course with my own money.
Meanwhile my boss had his course paid and could learn how to say one sentence in Japanese let alone write it...

Some people, are happy in their bubble. Does not remove anything from their skills on the ice: Saku.
Others sees opportunity and are trying to take advantage of it: Gomez.

I even had a Japanese girlfriend but she wanted to learn french.
So I showed her how to!
Now she's gone.
Except Koivu did learn some French just not enough to feel comfortable using it interviews. Yes he stayed in his bubble for the other 2 or 3 languages he learned.

and Gomez said what basically all players have said coming to Montreal.

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But we can trade him for Vinny!

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In Canada, 43,4% of francophones can speak English. But only 9% of anglophones can speak French. Those numbers are quite dramatic for a country who's supposed to be bilingual.

That said, I lost hope a long time ago that French could be spoken from an ocean to another. I believe someone living in BC, for example, should be learning Mandarin Chinese or Japanese much before French. It just makes more sense. Nobody West of the Outaouais river should be "forced" to learn French. Canada is an English country outside of Quebec and Acadia. Stats shows that other French Canadians in Manitoba and Ontario are being assimilated, and it's a natural process you just can't fight against.

But of course, I'm also an independantist, and I think French should be the unique official language in an independant Quebec.

Canada as a bilingual country? It's nothing more than an ideological illusion.
I agree with some of what you are saying, however, anyone living in BC should be learning one of the "Official" langauges, not the other way around.

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