Le Verlan

On dit qu’au départ le verlan (l’envers) venait des prisonniers qui voulaient parler sans que les gardiens leur comprennent. 

'verlan' comes from 'l'envers' which means 'backwards' because the syllables of a word are switched around to make different sounds. Often the spelling will change. For example: 

femme = meuf

métro = tromé

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