Category: Miscellaneous

French Kiss: Question of language

Dear readers, you will need to be receptive and open-minded because today I’m puckering-up and offering you all a French kiss! Don’t worry; it’s just a manner of speaking. But who would pass up a French kiss? Has anyone ever explored the link between the French language and a kiss? Have you ever wondered where

The Butterfly Effect

It is said that the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado at the other end of the globe. According to the theory of the butterfly effect, small actions can have great impact. When I saw the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s (RVF) new poster I thought to myself; the French language has become

2012: Common Passion and Mutual Respect

If we rely on the news the last weeks of 2011, it safe to say that the year 2012 will bring a few hot topics for the Francophonie. Since the creation of this blog, many issues have arisen in the media. These highlight the importance played by the French language here and elsewhere in the

French: Difficult Language?

We often hear that French is a difficult language. But is it just a difficult language to learn or is it also difficult to love? Its many exceptions, complex grammar, reformed spelling and difficult punctuation scare quite a few. However there are many, who like me, love the French language in all its complexity. “Exception:

Francophilie: Sick With Love

I woke up this morning with strange symptoms. My head was filled with words and though I felt fine I had a warm fuzzy sensation in my heart. After a brief consultation with Dr. Petit Robert, I quickly realized I was probably suffering from a serious illness: Francophilie. Even worse, I was rapidly become a

The Organisation Behind the Celebration

The Rendez-vous de la Francohponie (RVF) is a huge celebration that brings together Francophones, Francophiles, Anglophones and Allophones from all over the country. Every year during the two weeks surrounding the Journée internationale de la Francophonie (March 20th), hundreds of activities are organised throughout the provinces and territories of Canada. People gather together to share