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Coluche: 80s comedian, known for his anti-establishment, proto-anarchist skits. He created the "Restos du Coeur", an emergency food service for poor people, still in action nowadays.

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  • go: argot? for woman
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  • go: bambara (West African language) for "woman, girl"
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RAID: French SWAT

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Mesrine, Jacques: famous French gangster, known for his flamboyant persona and ferocious anti-cop actions.

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Mesrine, Jacques: famous French gangster, known for his flamboyant persona and ferocious anti-cop actions.

Oussekine, Malek: student killed by cops during a demonstration in 1986.

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FLNC: Corsican terrorist group

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GIA: Fundamentalist muslim terrorist group

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Dutrou, Marc: infamous Belgian pedophile

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Papon, Maurice: French collaborator of the Nazi regime.

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Mesrine, Jacques: famous French gangster, known for his flamboyant persona and ferocious anti-cop actions.

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  • zonpri or zonzon or zonz: verlan for prison (jail)

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  • cainfri or cainfr' or K'1fry: verlan for africain
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  • renoi or reunoi or ren: verlan for noir (black)

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'''Foucault, Jean-Pierre": French equivalent of Regis Philbin

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Foucault, Jean-Pierre: French equivalent of Regis Philbin

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Verlan: street slang based on inverting syllables within a word. From this simple definition, verlan evolved, mixed with classical French slang (argot) as well as foreign words of arabic or romani origins to create a very rich, ever-evolving lingo. Here are some example taken from Yo La La!

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Arte: Franco-german public TV channel, think NPR for its news

Bardot, Brigitte: former actress and sex-symbol turned fascist and racist animal rights activist

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Arte: Franco-german public TV channel, think NPR for its news

Bardot, Brigitte: former actress and sex-symbol turned fascist and racist animal rights activist

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Trenet, Charles: Famous French singer, symbol of 50s France who went on tirades against hip-hop

Zidane, Zinedine & Thuram, Lilian: Famous "arabic" and black soccer player

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Trenet, Charles: Famous French singer, symbol of 50s France who went on tirades against hip-hop

Zidane, Zinedine & Thuram, Lilian: Famous "arabic" and black soccer player

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Front national (FN): French fascist party, headed by Le Pen.

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Front national (FN): French fascist party, headed by Le Pen

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Rooster:French national animal, very good emblem actually : small, weak, but proud, spends his days yelling and having sex

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Rooster: French national animal, very good emblem actually : small, weak, but proud, spends its days yelling and having sex

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Arte: Franco-german public TV channel, think NPR for its news

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Skyrock: formerly eurodance and grunge commercial radio that tried to co-opt hip-hop. Now the official wannabe ghetto teen radio, it has a nasty habit of claiming to have discovered many artists who had already been discovered years ago by other media.

Zidane, Zinedine & Thuram, Lilian: Famous "arabic" and black soccer player

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Rendez-vous dans 10 ans: Reference to a famous pop song about meeting your friends 10 years later and seeing how they evolved, got married, got jobs etc.

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Sonacotra: Immigrant worker shelters

Skyrock: formerly eurodance and grunge commercial radio that tried to co-opt hip-hop. Now the official wannabe ghetto teen radio, it has a nasty habit of claiming to have discovered many artists who had already been discovered years ago by other media.

Trenet, Charles: Famous French singer, symbol of 50s France who went on tirades against hip-hop

Zidane, Zinedine & Thuram, Lilian: Famous "arabic" and black soccer player

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