I am a descendant of Ozanie Joseph Nadeau and Marguerite Abraham. Joseph was an indentured servant from 1657 until 1662 when he was given 100 lbs of money and a 5 ache farm on the Île d'Orléans and was allowed to marry. He married Marguerite and they had three sons and so there are over 100,000 Nadeau's in North America.
In 2000 I drove to Quebec City and checked into a hotel. The next day I tried to hire a taxi to take me to the Île d'Orléans in an attempt to find out wear the farm was and no one would talk to me. The next day I faked a German speaking English and I had not trouble getting a taxi. The Quebecois hate English!!!
Well, who were the people speaking English? I don't mind people speaking French anywhere but in Quebec they resented me because I did not know enough French. Only when I pretended to be a German, did they accept my English!<quoted text>
Either you made that one up or it was the exception that proved the rule.
I was in Québec city in May, and twice last year. It was strange as in restaurants and public places, almost all one could hear through the din of conversation was English, so touristy Québec city is. And strange, as in Mont Tremblant last month, not a single complaint about too much French or too little English, or of arrogance.
You've been how often again?
Oh, when I went to Paris I use to use my German and for the very same reason. French people, except for the Normandy area, seem to hate Americans!