Raleigh - April 5, 2012

Thursday, 04.5.2012 / 12:30 PM ET
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On the Road 2011-12

Anyone living in the Montreal area is probably familiar with Quartier Dix30 in Brossard, near the Canadiens practice facility. It has the appearance of a tiny artificial town within a town packed with stores and restaurants and created purely for shopping. Raleigh has a similar setup attached to the same complex as the team’s hotel. Otherwise surrounded by the vast forests of North Carolina which appeared to have nothing more interesting than a few squirrels to photo-document, the canadiens.com staff opted instead to explore the streets of the outdoor mall Thursday afternoon.

Walking around the North Hills shopping complex, we couldn’t help but immediately notice a brasserie on the premises with several French words printed on their awning. For all of our Anglophone fans out there that can speak or are learning French, this will serve as a good exercise. See if you can spot the mistakes on this sign? For those of you left scratching your heads, the mistakes lie in the accents.

Of the three used here only the one on Petit Déjeuner is correct, meaning either the accent aigu is the only one available in American print shops or the person responsible was too lazy to be bothered with Google translate. In reality, the other words should actually read bière and crêpes. But good effort anyways, North Hills.