As I am currently living in France, I thought writing about French would be more topical.
Verlan is a form of French slang, like Cockney Rhyming Slang is a form of British slang. It is used commonly in language by youths.
The concept of verlan is creating new words by swapping the syllables of the original word, meaning the new word is the inverse of the original.
In fact, verlan is an example of itself:
The French for ‘inverse’ is l’envers. Taking the two syllables of the word, pronounced lan and ver and inverting them, the word verlan is created. Continue reading