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Old 02 February 2018, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by UEL View Post
The terms "gender neutral" is thrown around. But if you follow this history, "in all of us command" is closer to the original. The "thy sons" was added to assist in militaristic patriotism recruiting during WWI. So, it is more a return to the original English version (French version has not changed since 1880, and the English version has had 4 changes).
Normally, I'm not one for changing lyrics in songs. This, however,... If it was originally written in French, then we're really just changing the translation. considering that the "official" lyrics have changed 4 times, it's not exactly earth-shattering. To me, this is absolutely a non-event. Then again, I'm not Canadian, so it doesn't affect me anyway.
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