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Louchebem

Louchébem or loucherbem is Parisian and Lyonnaise butchers[?]' ( Fr. boucher) slang, similar to Pig latin and Verlan. It originated in the mid-19th century. First consonant is moved to the end; followed by suffixes such as -ème, -ji, -oc, -muche; the letter "L" is placed at the beginning of the new word. Note that spelling often becomes phoneticized.

  • le boucher; = Louchébem
  • la femme = Lamfé
  • le monsieur = Lesieum
  • le gigôt = Ligogem
  • le patron = Latronpuche
  • le fou = Loufoque

Some words from Louchébem, most notably "loufoque" have become common and moved into everyday slang.

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