The World interviews a comedian in Quebec about language:
Samir Khullar aka Sugar Sammy is the Quebec-born son of Indian immigrants. As a kid, he spoke Punjabi and Hindi at home and French at school. But he learned to tell jokes in English.
‘I’d host all the talent shows at school,’ he says. ‘I’d make all the announcements on the intercoms, and when we had school trips the teachers would let me go to the front of the bus to entertain the kids.’ He did all that in French. He had to– those were the rules. But he’d switch to English whenever he could, ‘just because it wasn’t allowed. As soon as it’s not allowed, as a kid you want to do it.’
Listen to the entire interview audio, it’s great: