It doesn’t take a lot to agitate Martin nowadays. However when the Workplace québécois de la langue française (OQLF) determined to take — verbiage — challenge with one in all his favorite bakeries on his St-Léonard residence turf, the ranter nonpareil let unfastened with a blue streak on a YouTube video now burning up the charts.
Martin, the alter ego of actor Matthew Giuffrida, has fired again on the OQLF for querying the boss of the enduring Pâtisserie Italia for having the audacity to publish phrases like, amongst others, ‘espresso’ and ‘granita’ on its blackboard.
In his simply launched video rant, Are You Critical OQLF?!?!, Martin additionally takes pointed photographs on the language police for focusing on hard-hit retailers and restaurateurs, just like the house owners of the Kitchen 73 chain, throughout a pandemic and finds it notably galling that inspectors look like going largely after the little gamers.
Martin begins his tirade by questioning the choice of the Coalition Avenir Québec authorities to spice up the OQLF’s finances by $5 million in September. He argues that the cash would have been much better spent in serving to the homeless.