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Attack of the poutine separatists
Tuesday December 8th, 2015
Languages! Here today, gone tomorrow. Not English, of course, here forever (although I bet the Romans said the same thing about Latin). Unofficial languages spoken by small populations are fragile, though. Take, for example, a Croatian language, Dalmatian. Well, you can’t actually; it’s officially dead. See what I mean? Yiddish is allegedly a dying language, though it&r...
Kids today need to get a sense of humour
Wednesday June 24th, 2015
Back in the day, comedians used to love performing on college campuses. Their audiences were young, hip and appreciative of edgy humour. Nowadays, not so much. In fact, alpha comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy have — separately — essentially agreed that political correctness has so diminished their experience performing on campuses, that ...
Lack of humour is a funny thing about Canadian writing
Friday January 10th, 2014
U.S. writer Gary Shteyngart’s latest book is a memoir called “Little Failure.” But the title speaks to what the writer felt as an immigrant child, not to the roaring success he has become as one of America’s most popular authors. Nevertheless, Shteyngart endured a “little failure” in popularity amongst Canada’s literary elites when he candi...
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