Mylene Farmer 的一首歌L'instant X歌詞中出現這個單字


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    ‘I remember Mylene Farmer saying "du zoprack" in her song "L'Instant X" which is probably "verlan" for "Prozac.’


    * verlan

    In the French language, verlan is the inversion of syllables in a word which is found in slang and youth language. It rests on a long French tradition of transposing syllables of individual words to create slang words. The name verlan is itself an example: verlan = lan ver = l'envers (meaning the inverse).


    Verlan is a form of French slang that consists of playing around with syllables, kind of along the same lines as pig Latin. Unlike pig Latin, however, verlan is actively spoken in France - many verlan words have become so commonplace that they are used in everyday French.

    To "verlan" a word, simply separate it into syllables, reverse them, and put the word back together. In order to maintain the correct pronunciation, the verlaned word often undergoes some spelling adjustments. Unnecessary letters are dropped, while other letters are added to make pronunciation logical. There are no real rules for this; it's just something to be aware of. Note that not every word can or should be verlaned; verlan is used essentially to emphasize or hide the meaning of the main word(s) in a sentence.

    Let's start with the word l'envers, which means the reverse. Separate l'envers into its two syllables l'en and vers. Invert them, put them together into a single word, and then adjust the spelling:

    l'envers... l'en vers... vers l'en... versl'en... verslen... verlen... verlan

    Thus, you can see that verlan is l'envers pronounced l'envers (reverse pronounced in reverse).


    * Prozac

    Prozac is a proprietary name for the antidepressant drug fluoxetine.


    * Fluoxetine


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