Saturday, January 21, 2012

Les Fils de Teuhpu

Performing in Dubai, the great French ska band


  1. :) Sohan, do you know the explanation for their band's name ?

  2. Well, you are right for the beginning. :)
    Teuhpu is the reverse of the insult 'pute" > tepu that we pronounce then Teuhpu.
    In France, most of the young people living in the suburbs (and elsewhere) are reversing the syllables in order to create their own language.
    Today, this name seems to bother the band. They are clearly explaining it on their website.
    They write : "L'insulte n'a plus de sens... Ne pas se fier au nom." which means 'The insult doesn't make sense anymore... Please do not trust / care about the name.'