Quebec language police target Burgundy Lion – but not for its name
MONTREAL – If you have a successful restaurant in the City of Montreal, you might want to think twice before flaunting it.
The blue sign, issued by the popular travel site, is located on the bottom of the pub’s window, right by the sidewalk.
It measures 7.5 cm on each side.
The OQLF has previously gone after local businesses for using non-French terms on their signage or menus, the most famous being #pastagate, which reached international fame.
Recently, a Quebec City business was told the words “grilled cheese” had to be changed on their signs.
As for Burgundy Lion, it doesn’t seem like the British pub will be changing any part of their traditional English design, but if the OQLF has its way, the tiny TripAdvisor sticker might have to go.
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