Ch’ti Pride!

With the release of Dany Boon’s blockbuster movie Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis in 2008, it suddenly became very hip to be from northern France and to be able to understand and speak the ch’ti dialect. For those of you who do not know what a Ch’ti is, this term designates a native of northern France – it is a contraction of the term Ch’timi, coined during WWI by soldiers to designate their peers from northern France, because, in their dialect, the pronouns “toi” and “moi” would become “ti” and “mi”.
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Cote ce cote la – A little bit of this, a little bit of that

I grew up in an Anglophone family in Trinidad and Tobago (or T and T, as we call it), an archipelagic republic in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Venezuela. The population is staunchly English-speaking, in spite of our proximity to Latin America, and our chequered past... Now, my husband and I are raising our son bilingually in French and English, using the OPOL system.
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