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Old 12-07-2014, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Yes, when they come to the French Canadian Riviera (the Coast of Maine) they wear speedos. Some of them can be mildly obscene.
Consider yourself lucky that they're wearing anything at all.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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Beaumont - Port Arthur, TX has some French influences. I use to walk home from school and I would always pass this grave yard and some of the tombstones were written in French. There were also a few families in the neighborhood that would talk some type of broken french (that's what my parents called it). My mom told me that my Grandfather was partially french and he would speak to my grandmother in broken french all the time (English was a second language to my grandmother from what I was told).

I totally ignored the whole aspect growing up there, but I am disappointed I never took the chance to explore my Cajun/French roots more.
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:42 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Central Pennsylvania: A Slip of the Tongue: Frenchville Is Starting to Lose Its French : Linguistics: Central Pennsylvania community now has only five remaining residents who speak the unique dialect. - Los Angeles Times
In addition to Frenchville, there is Bellefonte, the county seat of Centre (not Center) County.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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That article was written in 1993. There may not be any French speakers now.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:13 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That article was written in 1993. There may not be any French speakers now.
I am aware of that. However, it shows the French influence. I know there are native French speakers still in LA and upper New England, but it also looks like the French-speakers are dying out in MO as well. Most of these posts are about long ago influence except for those areas. Here's another from way back: Papillion, Nebraska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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While it is a modern population, I recently read there are some 60,000 French expats in New York.

I would guess there is also a not inconsiderable number of Quebecois, and Hatian and African Francophones as well.
Remember a Hatian immigrants, or rather their children in my high school (Long Island). 136,000 New Yorkers were born in Haiti

Fact Sheet on Haitian Immigrants in the United States | Center for Immigration Studies
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston, Maine:

http://goo.gl/maps/R1SNS
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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City of Detroit was founded by the French as a fur trading post. It's flag has the fleur-de-lis on it. We all know Cadillac the car, but Cadillac is actually the surname of the founder of Detroit. Detroit's name is comes from the French for "strait", as in the body of water it sits next to.

And consider part of the city planning. Some of it is based on Paris. In fact, Detroit was once called "Paris of The Midwest".
It's the same here, right across the border, almost all of our streets running North-south are french names, named after the families that owned land along the river in the city's infancy!
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Very interesting and knowledgeable thread.

I'd usually associate the Midwest with German ancestry. I never thought about the French influence in many parts of the Midwest.
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: USA
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Very interesting and knowledgeable thread.

I'd usually associate the Midwest with German ancestry. I never thought about the French influence in many parts of the Midwest.
It only stands to reason. I haven't either, but nobody would think of New Orleans as a German place either. Thousands settled there in the 19th century, but today they are pretty well integrated into the Creole and Cajun cultures of the surrounding region.
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