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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Bonjour-Hi

​QUEBEC — Deciding Quebecers needed a course in “hospitality 101,” the National Assembly is formally asking merchants to warmly greet clients with “Bonjour,” and drop the old standard “Bonjour-Hi.”

So much effort, and still no Saizarbitoria in sight. You can abolish every Bonjour-Hi in sight and organize a million and one Pastagates, but there will either be great art created in the language or there won’t. Look at Russian. The largest country on Earth, an imperial power, but hasn’t produced any literature in almost a century. You can’t socially engineer this stuff. You just can’t. 

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