Ryanair forces South Africans to prove nationality with Afrikaans test

Ryanair forces South Africans to prove nationality with Afrikaans test

Ryanair is requiring South African passengers to prove their nationality before traveling by completing a test in Afrikaans, a language used by just by 12% of the population that has long been identified with apartheid and the white minority. Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, which does not operate flights to and from South Africa, … Read more

French language authority bans English words used in gaming sector

French language authority bans English words used in gaming sector

Issued on: 06/01/2022 – 16:59 France’s linguistic watchdog, the Académie Française, has banned the official use of tech jargon borrowed from English to describe the world of video gaming. The Culture Ministry, which was involved in spearheading the changes, told AFP that anglicisms in the gaming sector could potentially act as an understanding barrier for … Read more

To F bomb or not to F bomb? Why that word Justin Trudeau did or didn’t say still matters

To F bomb or not to F bomb?  Why that word Justin Trudeau did or didn’t say still matters

We are two and a half years into a pandemic. There is a war raging in Ukraine. Prices of food and other everyday items are creeping up, straining the wallets of Canadians. Oh, and the prime minister may have said f—– (rhymes with trucker, clucker or even shucker) in the House of Commons. “May have” … Read more