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From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Language question from husband
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 14:15:42 -0700
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It could be from your English.
I have quite a few displaced Canadian cousins that moved to California.
Their 2nd and 3rd generation descendants tell me that they are sometimes
asked what part of Canada they come from... Simply because some Canadian
mannerisms or expressions stayed with the families.

----- Original Message -----
From: "kfrog" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Language question from husband


>
>
> > 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!
>
> Kay
>
>
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