Montreal eatery told 'pasta' should be in French, Canada laughs2/22/2013
No, Pastagate isn’t an investigation into the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's a full-on movement in Quebec sparked by the language police's overzealous scrutinizing of an innocent Italian menu. It all started when Buonanotte restaurant in Montreal was instructed to provide French translations of his offerings, including "antipasto," "calamari, and, yes, "pasta." Why? To adhere to Quebec's strict rules that the predominant language in the province remain French. Cue explosion of Pastagate, along with a rampage of pasta-laced puns. One nervy Canadian even registered @QuebecPasta on Twitter, tweeting taunts like "Holly Ravioli the PQ's taken this whole situation too Farfalle." The mocking must have worked, because the language cops backed down, leaving Canadians to twirl their spaghetti in peace. [Source]
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