Couldn’t find a store that would sell me a microphone in LA this afternoon. But it looked like the dispensaries were doing good business. Made me think of this quote from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:

Verlan words

Wikipedia informs: Verlan is a type of jargon in the French language, featuring inversion of syllables in a word, and is common in slang and youth language. […] Some verlan words, such as meuf, have become so commonplace that they have been included in the Petit Larousse. Like any slang, the purpose of verlan is to create a somewhat secret language that only its speakers can understand. Words becoming …

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