Montreal shopkeepers are known for saying "Bonjour-Hi" to welcome customers. But with Christmas around the corner, the Bloc Québécois is suggesting Montrealers replace "Hi" with "Ho" to create a more linguistically acceptable greeting: "Bonjour-Ho!"\n“Montreal will also benefit from the 'Bonjour-Ho!' campaign, which promotes the use of French,” it tweeted on December 12. "On touche du bois!"\nEditor's Choice: Montreal Is In For The Gloomiest Christmas Ever\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nWe want to settle this debate once and for all!\n\n\nBoustan\n\n\nThe suggestion was intended to capture the spirit of the season and safeguard the French language but received mixed reactions online.\nAvec la campagne «2021 : On touche du bois!», on vous offre nos meilleurs voeux à notre manière afin que l’année qui vient soit meilleure que 2020. Montréal bénéficiera également de la campagne «Bonjour–HO !» qui met de l’avant l’usage du français. Joyeuses Fêtes! @yfblanchet pic.twitter.com/Z7GkakMncm— Bloc Québécois ⚜️ (@BlocQuebecois) December 13, 2020\n\nNow, a local eatery thinks it’s solved the long-simmering language debate with a new greeting that’ll save you a couple of bucks the next time you’re hungry for shawarma.\nBoustan, a popular Montreal chain restaurant, is offering 15% off with the coupon code BonjourAil (HelloGarlic) on orders placed through its website for pickup at participating locations.\n“We want to settle this debate once and for all!” said the company in a Facebook post.\nThe new greeting seems appropriate.\n\nBoustan’s signature garlicky potatoes are well-known for being the perfect antidote to a night of drunken irresponsibility — and can also give you a fierce case of garlic breath.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by BOUSTAN (@boustanrestaurant)\nThe BonjourAil promotion ends on December 31.\nBut a Boustan spokesperson told MTL Blog that it could come back if the Bonjour-Hi debate resurfaces.