Québécois French is no more a "variant" form of French as American English is a variant of British English. This common error strikes us Québécois as an insult. Apart form a few lexical differences, what distingues our French from French-from-France is our accent, just like Americans speak English with an... american accent... Please correct this wrong impression of our language, French, which is our pride and which we cherish and protect in spite of our being surrounded by 300 million English speakers...
- There are lexical differences, pronunciation differences, and some vocabulary differences. I think for non-Francophones, some of the more important ones are called out on this list. I don't know what to call Quebecois French except a "variant". Suggestions? --Evan 08:33, 15 Jul 2004 (EDT)
- The word's "dialect". -- Nils 08:52, 15 Jul 2004 (EDT)
- Yes, in terms of linguistics, Quebecer is a dialect of French -- just as Central French is. As a matter of fact, three different dialects of French are widely spoken in Quebec... This doesn't strike me as an insult. --Valmi 00:23, 16 Jul 2004 (EDT)
- (They are, apart from the main one, the one from Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean and the one from Gaspésie--Îles-de-la-Madeleine.) --Valmi
Hmm, now the Sépaq copyrighed stuff has show up here... I'm going to remove it again and leave another note for the would-be contributor. He seems to mean well but doesn't understand the copyright issue... Majnoona 17:50, 2 Nov 2004 (EST)
I noted earlier that the SAQ doesn't have a lot of California wines; that was removed. I reinstated it, since it's a) true and b) something US travellers will notice. --Evan 17:02, 23 Aug 2005 (EDT)
I rolled back the removal of the bit about dubbing shows and movies because it's a)true and b)it's an example of how Quebec-French and French-French are considered different... Majnoona 12:15, 8 Dec 2005 (EST)
why are there so many families from quebec traveling at the same time in mid july??
- In 1970, the Quebec government issued a decree setting guidelines for collective labour agreements in the construction industry. One of the requirements was for the last two weeks of July to be given as holidays. This created a sort of domino effect, I suppose because of people taking holidays as groups, and as a result it's now estimated that 25% of workers in Quebec take holidays in that 2-week period. see http://www.ccq.org/M_RegimeRelationsTravail/M3_ConventionsCollectives/M3_2_CongeVacances.aspx?lang=en&profil=Travailleur --18.104.22.168 12:26, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
- This is great info for the guide! We we're just camping the last two weeks of July and it's unusally hard to find a spot! Maj 20:13, 8 August 2006 (EDT)