I was thinking, before I read all those posts, that "joual" must have come from France. Would it be a kind of ancient dialect in France and would it still be spoken there?
Certainly, Quebecers speak French with a "strange" accent, which may be a little tough on the ears, if you are familiar with Parisian French. But otherwise, there are many regional dialects or accents in France, also. I like the accent from Marseille, after reading so many Marcel Pagnol books!!
Is there a definition in the dictionary, by the way, of "joual"?
And I mean ... uppity Ontarians? Why, what would you call people from further West?