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?


– 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.

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