For those of you who had been wondering about verlan
after we covered chelou a few days ago
, I thought I'd shed some light on this fascinating world.
is a popular way to speak among the young generation. It consists of pronouncing every word backwards. "Verlan
" is actually "à l'envers
" ("backwards") pronounced... well, backwards. E.g. femme
(woman) becomes meuf
(house) becomes zonmé
, etc. Hard to follow, especially if used in conjunction with argot
(slang). Just an example for fun:Téma, les keufs ont pécho ton refré; il doit être véner
Which I will translate later, so everyone gets a chance to appreciate the beauty of it over the week-end.
On a side note, don't forget to root for France this week-end, as they play Switzerland in the World Cup Qualifiers
- a victory would guarantee a spot in Germany next year.