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22 (vingt-deux)

American English equivalent is 5-0 (five- oh)

Submitted December 10th, 2007 by:

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actually "22" means "chef" as in boss... "22 v'la le patron!"... here comes the boss. it comes from the letters in "chef" : if A = 1, b = 2, ..... so C = 3, H = 8, E = 5, F = 6 3 + 8 + 5 + 6 = 22. the use of "22" as the american 5-0 is a derivation of the meaning. Comment by: romain   
Actually there are many theories about the etymology of this idiom, but the most commonly used phrase is "22, v'là les flics!" (used to warn someone about the arrival of the police). It is associated with gangster/mob slang and is somewhat outdated. It is mainly used humorously nowadays. Comment by: Teven   

 
 

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