Quebec Linguistic Oddity
As we wind-down the 2014 Quebec election campaign and get ready to actually cast ballots on Monday, the only poll that counts, the country’s media is chock-a-block with coverage. Nice to feel wanted!
Here’s a fun little linguistic tidbit – no, not that sort of linguistic problem – let’s leave those aside until at least Tuesday. What I find interesting is that in Quebec’s English-language written media the word most often used to describe those who would like the province to separate is sovereignist. While in the rest of the country’s newspapers and online articles they usually use the word sovereigntist, with an extra ‘t’.
But perhaps most interesting is that according to Merriam-Webster.com neither is a word!