March 28, 2023


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French-speaking artists: “Sparks” between Sophie Durocher and Pierre-Yves Lord

There were sparks on QUB radio on Monday: Sophie Durocher and Pierre-Yves Lord engaged in a verbal war among Quebec artists over the French state. At the center of this storm: Jay Scott, Pierre-Luc Jean Babineau.

For neophytes, remember that the artist happily mixes French and English. For example, in his song take me homeThe artist sings “Lost in my dark thoughts / When I’m stoned they turn multi-colored / For about 20 minutes / So I wake up / Wake up / Bake like a cake / Bu t’cup fuk off / J ‘s sick at work”.

“Given there, it’s still French, Sophie Durocher pleads. It’s sad if she speaks like this in everyday life.

But beware! Mr. To God, the facilitator is on the wrong path.

“He speaks modern French, but I don’t think he ignores the French language,” said the new ambassador for the La Francofête 2023 event.

Whether we’re on one side or the other, both make a very clear plea in Moliere’s language: Should artists adopt the language of the street or express themselves in good French? After all, some say it’s a beautiful language with great vocabulary, while for others, French is cool because it’s hot when you speak it well. It’s up to you to decide…

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