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From: "kfrog" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Language question from husband
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 07:29:15 -0800
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> Patois is more or less just another word for "local dialect" - Here in New
> Hampshire, I can be said to speak a "New England patois".
> Mike S

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful explanations of patois/joual!

I have to chuckle at this phrase of Mike's, though. My father and my husband
were both born in Montreal. Neither was ever asked if he was Canadian. But
our youngest son and I, both native Californians, are often asked if we are.
The trickle down effect, maybe?

Merci beaucoup!


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