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Quebec English

From:Matt M. <matt_mcl@...>
Date:Friday, April 5, 2002, 14:27
Please note that "Quebec(k)er" is a noun, not an adjective.

The following are a list of the words you used that I've never heard an
anglophone in Quebec say:

>polyvalent (in the sense "high school" - I'm not even certain as to how to
pronounce that in English)
>scholarity >apprenticeship (in the sense "instruction") >collectivity >rendezvous (in the sense "business meeting") >primordial (in the sense "primary") >syndicate (in the sense "union")
You also left out the three biggest ones ("metro," "autoroute," and "depanneur"), but I suppose it wouldn't have been especially easy to work those into a text about school bureaucracy ;) Best, Matt McLauchlin Montreal


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