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@ashfurrow get a VPN, connect to it and just start downloading massive files in the background.
Or maybe don't that's actually a pretty dick move
@ashfurrow There's a Transmetropolitan story where French is banned after a war, because corporate media properties use English:
@ashfurrow that province was in the news a few years ago for a horrible quadruple homicide while we were on vacation in the capital. The international headlines ran: "Police double murder in Canadian provincial capital"
The subject matter was terrible, but the reality that no one, anywhere, knows what New Brunswick or Fredricton are is hilarious.
@ashfurrow I guess now isn't the time or the place to repeat an old Jerry Sadowitz joke about Canada.
@ashfurrow I honestly completely believe this. French people can call people idiots for not knowing their language and insult people further when they aren't perfect at learning it.
However, if they insult one dialect, they will be insulted back, and in ways that attack their insecurities since they know each others culture.
@ashfurrow I have a funny story from a Croatian guy who wore the fleur de lis in Canada without knowing what it was and a Quebecois lady gave him hell for it because it was a "Quebec symbol" and he didn't know what that meant despite it being an old French symbol.
Only Quebecois can wear the fleur de lis appearantly because it's Quebecois despite the symbol not belonging to Quebec.
@ashfurrow At the end of my Erasmus year in France someone told me I speak like a québécois and I knew immediately that was not a compliment
@ashfurrow No, Smarties and M&M's are different things. We have M&M's here in Canada too. Smarties are better though.
@rvk I know but do you expect the Americans to understand? They think Smarties are something else entirely.
@ashfurrow Now that Bladerunner's time becomes real life time, Elon Musk will unveil a Tesla "Cybertruck" that will look very simmilar to the vehicles in that movie.
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