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Title: Excellent Treatise on French Canadian/Quebeçois Profanity
Post by: W1RC on November 11, 2017, 09:31:37 AM
Being originally from Montreal in the Province of Québec I grew up hearing French Canadian males cursing and swearing almost on a daily basis.  It is interesting that I do not ever recall a female using these words and expressions.  Not even once.

It is very difficult to explain to English speaking Canadians or Americans how church-related blasphemy such as “my host of the tabernacle” is really heavy stuff. 

Here is an excellent discussion on the subject.  I hope no one is offended......

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French_profanity

https://www.tripsavvy.com/french-swear-words-tabernacle-2392010

https://www.tripsavvy.com/calice-swear-like-a-true-quebecer-2392006

A few other sub-articles.......

https://www.tripsavvy.com/french-swear-words-2392225

https://www.tripsavvy.com/canadian-french-in-quebec-2392420

https://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2011/11/swearing-quebec