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I'm in one of those phases again, where I'm listening to Radio-Canada (francophone CBC) to improve my ear. Sometimes I can follow things pretty well, and sometimes it just bounces off my eardrum, but this evening I ran into some programming so baffling I can only assume there was a bad combination of incomprehension and cultural disconnect.

In half an hour from about 1pm Montreal time, apparently part of the same programme but with no obvious connection, we got:
- Performance poetry(?)
- Someone making distressed animal noises
- The shooting of an elephant
- A rap about Aeroplan (the Canadian frequent flier/credit card points scheme)

Any answers, Quebec?

I'm really going to confuse the locals at Annecy when I turn up with my bad French in an accent that's mostly English but slightly Quebecois. The best animation school in France has a name that will really let the twang out to play; it should be said Go-blo(n) but in Quebecois it's Go-blai(n) and no matter how hard I concentrate, that's going to come out. Je m'escuse...

UPDATE: All previous bafflement made up for by the rap about Mardi Gras over this Acadian trad track that just played. I wonder if I'll ever manage to hear that again ...

Date: 2017-03-25 08:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frith
Now that the snow has melted off my phone line and my internet connection is functional, I looked up the schedule for Radio-Canada Première for 13:00 Montreal time on Friday. You were listening to Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, which is a play on plus on est de fous, plus on rit (the more nuts in our group, the more we laugh). The show doesn't have a description, but it looks like an arts and entertainment interviews with guests thing, somewhat like Q on CBC radio, but with a literary bent. That link allows you to listen to the latest show (unless geo-blocked). I suspect that by next week, that same link will get you an updated page. The URL's for the individual segments are date stamped, so they might last longer.

To "caller un orignal" (make a moose call), a person utters something that does sound like distressed animal noises.

Date: 2017-04-01 05:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frith

Date: 2017-03-31 11:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] la_rainette
Annecy is a LOVELY small city, and you might be surprised to find out that some people will miss your English accent altogether because of the Quebecois layer. I mean - people will realize that you have a different accent, and they might peg you as Canadian... but with the Quebecois on top, they might not even realize that there is English underneath. :D

HAVE FUN! (are you going to the film festival?)

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