PARLEZ-VOUS “KISS MY ASS?”
Quebec, the only officially French-speaking province in Canada, has long hosted a complicated rivalry between the country’s two major languages. Bilingual signs in Quebec must make sure that the French part is “markedly predominant."
The language of instruction in public schools is French but all students are required to learn English, and curiously, French cusses are significantly more likely to get you in trouble in Montreal (the province’s largest city and Canada’s second-largest city overall) than their English equivalents.
This could be due either to Quebecois French profanity’s uniquely sacrilegious vocabulary or the French-speaking officials’ disregard for the English language in general, but in any case it might come in handy the next time you want to pick a fight with a Quebecker.