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English shoppers need magnifying glass in Dieppe New Brunswick

The law in Dieppe and Moncton (New Brunswick, Canada) clearly states that on all signs showing on all properties, French must be on the top, to the left or centre and clearly larger than the English translation. Toyota used to have a huge billboard on Moncton City property for which they paid the city over $3,000 per month. The city demanded Toyota change the sign to make it comply. Toyota refused, and removed their sign - depriving the city of the monthly rent.

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Tantamount: Riding a French Aunt - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

Canada's the best country in the world. - Justin Bieber

I get to go to overseas places, like Canada. - Britney Spears

English Wrestling Champion: A lord of the ring - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

He speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual too. - Don King

Canada has always been there to help people who need it. - Justin Trudeau

Harlez Vous Francais?: Can you drive a French motorcycle? - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French. - Madeleine Albright

Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad. - Arnold Edinborough

As the French used to say, "the peace of resistance." - Archie Bunker

In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn. - Mordecai Richler

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. - Sivananda

'Escargot' is French for 'fat crawling bag of phlegm'. - Dave Barry

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent. - Preston Manning

I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World. - George Best

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

When God created the world, he didn't draw a line between Canada and America. - Marianne Williamson

The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers

There's nothing like an English weirdo. We have the best nutters in the world. - Sharon Osbourne

To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse - German. - Emperor Charles V

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

I am on your Walk of Fame in Toronto. My sense of humour is Canadian. But I can't vote. - Donald Sutherland

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Why is America the last best hope of Earth? What if it's Liechtenstein? Or, worse, Canada? - Sarah Vowell

Although he tortures the English language, he has not yet succeeded in forcing it to reveal its meaning. - J B Morton

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri

I love Canada. It makes a nice hat for America. When America runs out of water, it's the first place I'll go. - Ryan Reynolds

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations - it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir. - Stuart Keate

When we save the rain forest, the polar bear, and Al Gore, we should party so hard that Canada calls the cops on us for noise. - Paula Poundstone

'Good English' is whatever educated people talk; so that what is good in one place or time would not be so in another. - C S Lewis

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Let me put it this way. Canada is not so much a country as a holding tank filled with the disgruntled progeny of defeated peoples. - Mordecai Richler

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell


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09-Aug-2020