Quebec French profanity

French Mar 8, 2024

In Cantonese, we have the word 粵韻風華 (the elegance of Cantonese) to refer to words and expressions of profanity words. The same thing also exists in Quebecois, which the people refer to as sacres (to consecrate).

Word Original Meaning (English) Meaning (English)
osti sacramental bread damn / fuckin
crisse christ
tabarnak tabernacle damn / fuckin
câlisse chalice damn / fuckin
viarge virgin (Virgin Mary) surprised / swear (seldom)
calvaire calvery fuckin / bloody hale
ciboire / siboire ciborium damn / fuckin
sacres to consecrate profanities

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Sacre québécois — Wikipédia