Language laws are always a hot topic in Montreal, and one of the things that gets the most amount of attention are the signage laws.\nThis however is not a post about that. I'm not going to talk about the laws or the recent changes made to the signage policies.\nI'm just going to play a game that we enjoy around the office.\nWe're going to imagine what Montreal businesses would be named if the tables were turned.\nWhat if every shop in Montreal had to have an English name, what would these francophone businesses be called?\nHere are few of the ones we came up with:\nBureau En Gros = Fat In Desk\nInitially I was going to make this "Fat Desk". But then I realized there would be nowhere to put the O with the pencil in it.\nComplexe Desjardins = Complexe of the Gardens\nNow the Complexe Desjardins sounds like some kind of Game of Thrones reference. Meet Daenerys of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals, Protector of the Realm, Complexe of the Gardens, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.\nPhoto cred - metro\nMetro = Subway\nMetro has no choice, it now has to be referred to as subways. But don't worry about trademark infringement because Subway will have to change its name as well...\nSubways = Metro\nSee? Subways and Metro are going to get along just fine.\nCirque Du Soleil = Circus of the Sun\nNope, never mind. Change it back. This is just wrong!\nJean Coutu = John Coutu\nI guess Jean could have stayed Jean. As long as you pronounce it like Michael Jackson's "Billie-Jean".\nUniprix = Oneprice\nThis just made me realize that Uniprix either needs to change their name or they need choose a single price to sell all their products.\nPhoto cred - bnn\nCouche-Tard = Diaper Late\nSure this could have been Sleep-Late, but that just wouldn't have been as much fun to Photoshop. Plus now the Owl winking makes sense. He knows this is terrible word play.\nLe Château = The Câstle\nSince this word has a "Â" it actually is pronounced "aw", so this store should be called "cawstle".\nLa Belle Province = Quebec\n"The pretty province" sounds cheesy, plus in my mind this is the only restaurant who would deserve to be called "Quebec".\nLafleur = The Flower\nWith a name like this, they'd better go vegan.\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.