Surprise – it’s feminine in French

Careless oversights like this don't sit well with local Francophones

In your somewhat dismissive note concerning the French Immersion celebration week in B.C. it might have been a good idea to check the fact that “surprise” is a feminine word in French. So, it is “quelle surprise,” not “quel.”

Such casual errors tend to rub Francophones the wrong way.

By the way, Jean is a man’s name in French, not a woman’s.

Jean Digras

 

Parksville