- n. A type of backslang used in France, in which the order of the syllables or sounds of words is changed.
- French verlan (Wiktionary)
“U knows zey hav speciul form of speek, is call verlan? u must aks zem!”
“verlan," once associated with those suburbs, have long since spread to high schools around the country and to youths of all backgrounds.”
“BARJOT is invariable since it's already a verlan (inverted syllables) - So, ladies & gentlemen, you all may be BARJO!!! nadine”
“Interesting word history: the French word "barjo (t)" comes from the verlan "jobard".”
“BARJOT is invariable since it's already a verlan inverted syllables- So, ladies & gentlemen, you all may be BARJO !”
“Interesting word history: the French word "barjot" comes from the verlan "jobard".”
“I think it's probably because meutre would turn into erteum, which doesn't sound scary but rather like an obscure verlan slang word.”
“Indecipherable unless you are a teenager yourself, or happen to have a teenage translator to hand who understands all the slang, verlan backwards slang, or sometimes backwards backwards slang – meriting of a post in itself one day and teen cultural references whch are thrown into the mix.”
“It emerged in the slang, verlan, created through inversions of syllables.”
“You don't have to be ouf (verlan for fou, or mad) to buy this kind of reasoning, but it certainly helps.”
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