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Le gaffophone

Le gaffophone

What would Gaston be without Franquin’s amazing linguistic inventions? “M’enfin?” and “Rogntudjûûû?” have made their mark on generations of readers. Moreover, there is some judicious irony to be drawn in observing how these turns of phrase succeeded in getting around the latent censorship that was applied to the weeklies that were aimed at young people in the 1960s.

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