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MAR 01, 2013 - The Guardian

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Quebec language police try to ban 'pasta' from Italian restaurant menu

French-language inspectors who claimed menu had too many Italian words forced to back down after public outcryThey are known as the language police, a unit within the regional Quebec government that seeks to protect French from the rising tide of English. It deploys inspectors to rein in recidivist anglophones, take on big corporate transgressors such as Guess, the Gap and Costco and conduct spot checks to follow up thousands of public complaints.Now, however, zealots in the Office québécois de la langue française (Quebec Board of the French Language) may have gone a step too far in picking ... Read More

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