Something to make you laugh today. Where I am from, in Moncton, New Brunswick, we are the only province in Canada that is officially bilingual. English & French are the two languages. For us Frenchman, or Acadians, we have a third language called “Chiac“. The Acadians are french settlers in Canada that were kicked out of their homes (Great Expulsion) by the British in 1755. Most were sent down to Louisiana and became “Cajuns” as we know them today. That’s why you will see alot of french last names in southern states of America. And for me, I believe my ancestors were just relentless and persistent. Because either they #1-stayed in New Brunswick and hid or fought off the British army or #2-came back years after the expulsion to re-take their land.
On August 15th, Acadians celebrate “Acadian Day” and since I am an Acadian I wanted to show you this funny video. It’s a little story about our own language. Acadians in New Brunswick have created a new language called “Chiac” or “Frenglish” if you want. It’s a mixture of French & English. You see, being surrounded by English, we had to adapt or as Orrin Woodward would say, we had to P-D-C-A so we invented= le Chiac! The video is in the Frenglish language! I think even someone who doesn’t understand French will understand most of the video as it is in Chiac language. Enjoy!