I have nothing against any culture or language surviving. But on the dime of other cultures?
"on the dime"
I'm too French for this one; not even urban dictionary could help me there.
I'm guessing it either meant "at the detriment of other cultures" or "paid by other cultures".
Assuming the first, I would disagree that French Québec endangers the cultural hegemony that is American/Canadian English (and who would even claim that), the culture to which it is in direct competition in Québec... unless someone can convince me that English Québec should be thought of as a distinct people. They don't show any sign that they believe so themselves.
If you really "have nothing against cultures or languages surviving
", then you must understand that they do necessarily by resisting being annexed to another one competing with it. In the end, always "on the dime" of another culture/language.
So do you still have nothing against cultures and languages surviving? I don't buy it.
Edited by Vineon, 28 March 2012 - 09:37 AM.