“Yeah, nice picture. When I was a kid, moving with my family back from Vancouver, we took the train, and we booked passage from Vancouver to Westmount â€” not Montreal (Windsor Station, which was the next stop). That was 1971.
I more or less like your blog. But I will stop visiting if you donâ€™t stop your reprehensible habit of putting an accent on the first E of Montreal.
Itâ€™s incomprehensible. Why would you do that? That letter (the e with an accent, which has its own name in French and is not considered the same as a regular E â€” they pronounce â€œeâ€ euh; and â€œe-with-the-accent-aiguâ€ eh.
Stop and go back and delete the accents. Itâ€™s like we donâ€™t belong in Montreal. You are on the wrong side with this evil habit of yours.”
This comment is attributed to a Snead Nesbitt.
I’ve never had a comment like this. Judge for yourselves.
Where to begin?
MontrÃ©al is a French name, and according to English usage rules, it’s appropriate to use the accent.
And I’m half English and half French, so I feel pretty comfortable expressing myself in both languages. You know, the two official languages of Canada.
I like how I’m both incomprehensible and reprehensible. Someone was using a thesaurus no doubt.
And Windsor Station is in MontrÃ©al, not Westmount.