French 'canaque'

D. Ezra Johnson ezra_50 at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 5 04:05:37 UTC 1999

I should specify: does or did the French word 'canaque' have currency with
the meaning '[French] Canadian' rather than 'Pacific Islander'? That would
seem to be a requisite link in this chain.

Or perhaps someone with the 1978 volume of American Speech at hand could
sketch Sledd's argument, if I'm totally missing something...


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