Montreal English is a "Linguistic Laboratory"

“Some people prefer ‘sneakers’ to ‘running shoes,’ others ‘soda’ to ‘pop.’ But it’s in Montreal – where many people use the French ‘liquor douce’ instead of ‘soft drink’ – that some Canadian language scholars are really bubbling with enthusiasm over the nature of English. ‘It’s so special because it’s the only major city in North America where English is a minority language.'” Interview with Charles BobergMontreal English is a “Linguistic Laboratory”CBC)

Thanks for the link, Jim.