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If I wanted to call somebody a Wiggle Worm, or Wiggly Worm as a proper noun, what would it be in French? Male.


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I think Blaze is married to a French woman....

but wouldn’t it be ”ver wiggle”?

Sorry but it’s been 31 years since high school and we had a real live French girl in our class, and she was tres belle



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Le ver tortillant.

(Who isn’t terribly fluent anymore but who does have a degree in the subject)


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Jallen would have known. Frown



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I agree with Milliron.
It sounds quite weird as an expression.

Vers gigotant / gigoteur, also works.

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Thing is: A wiggle worm has a specific meaning in American English. A word-for-word translation, transliteration, into French probably not the same meaning. So the question is: Does the OP want a translation or transliteration? Sounds like he wants the former.




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Se déhancher ver

Ver = worm





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Thing is: A wiggle worm has a specific meaning in American English. A word-for-word translation, transliteration, into French probably not the same meaning. So the question is: Does the OP want a translation or transliteration? Sounds like he wants the former.


New dog's name on AKC registration. My 3 year old wanted to call him Wiggle Worm as his English name, which was obviously vetoed. Gunner will be what he goes by, but I figured we could work in the name she wanted somehow.


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I'll ask my wife tomorrow if there is an equivalent French version of Wiggle Worm and how it might be written as a proper noun.


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I am a French speaker from the age of three, but I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to translate that. What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?
 
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What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?



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Usually a young child that won't stop moving. Children's toys and songs have also been modeled around it.


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I am a French speaker from the age of three, but I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to translate that. What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?

wiggle worm

That's the problem to which I was earlier referring. Transliterated it might be "ver wiggle." But that's probably meaningless in French.




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So in France they'd likely just say "un ver."

"Bouge comme un ver."

But there may also be another expression more commonly used but doesn't compare to a worm. My wife actually can't think of it right now, but she's reaching out to her family for any ideas. Her mom says they just say: c'est un petit ver de terre. So basically a little worm. "It's a little worm."


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So in France they'd likely just say "un ver."

"Bouge comme un ver."

But there may also be another expression more commonly used but doesn't compare to a worm. My wife actually can't think of it right now, but she's reaching out to her family for any ideas.


Bouger = to fidget. Booger the dog Smile just don't ask Tac for another alliteration of bouger...


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What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?



Big Grin


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How about something in English: Saint Charles Sir (or Miss) Wiggles

Or Mister (or Miss) Wiggles of Saint Charles



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Un ver inquiet.

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