The French Locution A La Queue Leu Leu

Frank, Colman Dudley

A la queue leu leu is a locution of frequent occurrence in Old and in Modern French, now, however, restricted in its application to a peculiar form of student merrymaking known also as the “monôme” in France, and in America as the snake or “serpentine.” It refers to the long, winding procession of students who march in single file, hand on shoulder, in celebration of some athletic victory or other college festivity. The French have, too, a children’s game called by this same name which will be discussed later.

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French and Romance Philology
Columbia University Press
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June 23, 2015


Source: / Bibliothèque nationale de France