My Take

My Take

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was bilingualism.

By Matthew McCully


I think Canada’s official language should be Franglais.

It gets me through the day, and nine times out of ten, leads to a few laughs.

I know there are plenty of people out there who will avoid a situation altogether or pucker up like a snare drum before trying to muster the proper phrasing, with the right accent, to pass as a proper Quebecer.

I say get over it.

Life’s too short to labour over language and grammar (and I’m not just saying that cause of my typo on yesterday’s front page).

And at the rate communication is changing, in another few decades we’ll probably stop talking and express ourselves exclusively with emojis and the occasional hand gesture.

My generation of Quebecers wavers between the privilege of unconscious bilingualism and general language indifference, and we all agree there are more important things to worry about.



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