‘Papa throws a bomb and goes to jail’: Belgian textbook for migrants comes under fire

A textbook aimed at teaching French to newly-arrived immigrants has stirred controversy in Belgium after it was found to contain references to bomb-throwing and imprisonment, local media reports.

Seems like a sensible outreach effort – Teach them what they know

“Papa throws a bomb and goes to jail”, “He threw a bomb and goes to prison” and “He shows me his bomb in prison” were among the sentences used to help teach word pronunciation in an Erasmus textbook used in the Anderlecht municipality of Belgium. The texts were spotted by Catherine Lemaire, a local woman currently hosting an Iraqi refugee.

(I disown her)

  • Reader

    Shouldn’t this be rewritten to use more appropriate cultural references?

  • ontario john

    This book is a sequel to the highly popular children’s book, “Papa has sex with goats”.

    • Uncommunist

      Ce livre est la suite de la très populaire livre pour enfants, “Papa a des rapports sexuels avec des chèvres”

  • Solo712

    Papa jette une bombe et les flics le descendent.

  • Spatchcocked

    Papa a blesse ma mere avec un couteau..

  • Spatchcocked

    Il Nya pas des clitoris domestique mais j’ai quatre meres.

    • felis gracilis

      J’ai quatres mamas, mais Papa prefere encore le chevre.

      • Uncommunist


  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Papa throws a bomb and goes to jail.
    Has the meter of this song.
    Too lazy to rewrite the lyrics.