Note: The following words originated in France and were still being used by francophones in Québec until just recently. Do know any of these words? Do your parents or grandparents?

Excerpt:

– Catalogne:  bed cover

– Godendart:   saw

– Jaspiner:   to chat

– Joucquer:   to perch

– Tocson:  stubborn or opinionated man

 

Author: Nos Racines, #1, Montréal, Éditions T.L.M., 1979, p.18.

French if available (si disponible)