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    Angry Parrot removed from Montreal Biodome for not speaking french!!!

    http://www.thebeaverton.com/montreal...o-much-english


    MONTREAL - The Montreal Biodome’s Scarlet macaw will be deported to the Toronto Zoo next Friday after she only spoke English during a government inspection.

    The parrot - known as “Bouton” - was the star attraction at the Tropical Ecosystem exhibit and very popular with tourists.

    Chief of Animal Compliance at the Office Québecoise de la Langue Française Florence Laplante conducted two surprise visits to the Montreal attraction last week.

    “On both occasions, Bouton only spoke to visitors in English,” said Lachance. “She asked for crackers, not craquelins.” Lachance continued: “Bouton also violated OQLF rules about French being the official language of the workplace. The presence of unilingual animals excludes many québecois birds from pursuing jobs in this sector.”

    Polly’s trainer, Jacques Delorme tried to take matters into his own hands by creating a French immersion course in a bid to stave off her deportation. “Every night, we made Bouton listen to ‘Star Académie’ and audiobooks about Lucien Bouchard,” Delorme explained. “However, these efforts were in vain.”

    Bouton’s replacement, Marie-Eve, a Francophone Spectacled parrotlet arrives from Fossambault-sur-le-Lac next week.



    UPDATE: A petition has been created to save Bouton from being deported to the Toronto Zoo.
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    it's joke Raj.

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    Before this turns into another language war, everyone should be aware that Thebeaverton is a satirical news site like The Onion is in the US and does not report actual events.

    M8

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    People are really believing anything these days.....ridiculous.

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    Question to raj:You REALLY believed it???

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    Bahahahaha omg This is one of the funniest jokes I've heard in awhile thanks for the laugh. On a related topic I heard that the PQ is trying to change the name of English muffins on menus to Muffin Maudite Anglais.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perverted View Post
    I heard that the PQ is trying to change the name of English muffins on menus to Muffin Maudite Anglais.
    Will there be retaliation by renaming French Fries as Anglo-Taters?

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    How about Freedom Fries ?

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    This brings back memories of the controversy over Montreal Councilman Benoit Ladouce's proposed By-Law to require that dogs be bilingual in all Montreal Dog parks:

    http://www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/blog/20...ial-languages/

    By the ways, over 3,000 people voted in favor of the Ladouce proposal.

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    Here is the now legendary interview with controversial Montreal Councilman Benoit Ladouce:

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/This+...ID/2315345423/

    Here is the 2nd interview with Ladouce after public outcry caused him to amend the proposed By-Law to forbid any language in Montreal Dog Parks:

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/This+...ID/2316389290/

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    Ca fait plaisir de voir qu'il y a des limites a la paranoia chez les anglos du Canada
    Du moins chez certains....
    En tout cas j'espere

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    This is a scandal that needs to be denounced at the highest levels. Parrots speak the language of the people they see day in and day out. The fact that Bouton speaks English implies that most visitors of the Biodome are anglophones. No french visitors, thus no harm from Bouton speaking English. This deportation is at the same time abusive and pradoxical. Deport Bouton to El Biodomo de Roma and he will do like Romains and start speaking fluent Italian.

    Finally, the article did not mention if Bouton was speaking English during his shift or on breaks. Very disturbing news.

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    Perhaps a way to resolve the issue is to keep Bouton and bring in a parrot from a Paris zoo, so that there is then bilingualism among Biodome parrots.

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    Parisians are shitting on everything not parisian in their own country.....let alone from another continent. What a bad exemple.

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    Ok substitute "French speaking parrot" for Parisian parrot in my prior post. The point was you pair off Bouton with a French-speaking counterpart. You will then have bilinguism among Biodome parrots. Problem solved.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 07-14-2013 at 10:41 AM.

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