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Dan Delmar: How the PQ can seduce anglos and other minorities

While many anglophones were playing backgammon, watching The Big Bang Theory, sleeping or otherwise abstaining from Quebec culture shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, newly minted Parti Québécois leader… 706 more words


That old bad rule-seeking behaviour

Linguistics is great for making you aware of things you were already doing consistently but weren’t consciously aware of. In fact, that’s the basic point of several subfields of linguistics. 1,021 more words

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Language programs grow as public schools welcome 896 new students

An increase of 896 students in Saskatoon’s public school division is “very positive,” according to an enrolment update headed to the public school board on Tuesday. 392 more words

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Josh Freed: Disseminating the seven traits of Quebec anglos

What makes Quebec anglos tick?

A new book, Cracking the Quebec Code, tries to reveal the DNA code of the Québécois.

The book explains the “seven traits” that define French-Quebecers — from choosing pleasure over work and money, to being proud, creative and indecisive about big questions. 818 more words

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Watchwords: 'Mansplaining' and 'dog-whistle tactics' in the U.S. presidential election campaign

One of the many questions about Sunday’s presidential debate is this: Will Donald Trump interrupt Hillary Clinton as many times as he did during their first encounter? 625 more words


About this sentence that you’re reading

Originally published in Active Voice, the magazine of the Editors’ Association of Canada

About this sentence that you’re reading…

Should that be “About this sentence, which you’re reading”? 807 more words

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The ongoing demise of English

Originally published on The Editors’ Weekly, the official blog of Editors Canada

English just isn’t spoken as well as it used to be. As people who have to deal every day with the abuses of common users, we will surely all agree with this sentiment: “our unfortunate ears are doomed not only to excruciate in the torments of bad grammar, but to agonize under the torture of a viciousness of expression and a corruption of phraseology, the ridiculousness of which alone saves us from the death with which we are frequently threatened.” 410 more words

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