Letter to the editor 2, April 13, 2017

Dear Editor,

I am catching up on Your Local Journal and may be a few weeks behind but your Soapbox column titled Lost in Translation (March 30) was close to my heart . As a French Canadian, born in Montreal and raised in the West Island and from a French mother and a bilingual father, some of your chosen samples were interesting. Here are two more for you that are close to me: In French they say; ‘il pleut à boire debout,’ easy to visualize, but in the English version; ‘It’s raining cats and dogs!’ Why friendly pets? When I did my first sales call in Toronto, I was told, “You wouldn’t have known me from a hole in the ground!” From there after I didn’t understand a word of what he was saying to me. Regards

Raymond Cadieux St. Lazare

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