May 24, 2024

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“In English please”

“In English please”

For example, Victor Wembayama, the French basketball player of the San Antonio Spurs, is expected to rule the NBA for years to come. 2.22 meters (7.3 feet).

French journalists travel to Texas to speak with the pride of France. They ask their questions in French and “Wemby” answers them in French. End of story.

The difference? Wembaniyama is clearly identified as a French player. Two years ago he came to play with the Paris team in America.

Linguistic debates therefore permeate all strata of society, and may seem as secondary as sports. The dispute echoes another incident in Quebec late last year.

French legend Victor Vembaniyama of the San Antonio Spurs. Photo: nba.com/spurs/

“Keep your English”

After the Montreal Alouettes soccer team's victory in the Gray Cup final against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on November 19, Quebec player Marc-Antoine Deguay bemoaned the carelessness of the prognosticators. cried: “Keep your English because we win these trophies and then we go [les] Quebec, bring it back to Montreal!

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