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What is the capital of Tunisia?

What could ‘vercingetorisme’ mean?

There is a parallel to draw with Bonapartisme.

  • in it’s first sense, it is the political group that supports Napoléon Bonaparte.
  • in a broader and more frequent sense, it is the political thinking inspired by Napoléon, i.e. a strong centralized power, based on popularity, and proning excellency.

That being said, that’s a neolgoism that I have never heard or seen before. And a google search to Vercingétorisme gives extremely few results. The extract you quote is in a video-game forum, from a post by someone whose pseudonym is “Vercingétorix”.

In conclusion, I see it as a meaningless play on words, exactly like you could say you are for mitchism.

There is another answer to consider :

In the french Film Asterix et Obélix : mission Cléôpatre, the actor Jamel Debbouze has a hard time saying names correctly, e.g. he says “Astérixme” or “Obélixme”. This became a somewhat popular way of play on words and is still used sometimes.

Vercingétorix using the same root I think this is what the user was trying to mean.

I think in the context you cited, it is simply a mistake and the person meant to write “Vercingetorix”, not “vercingetorism”.

As for what Vercingetorix means (which is not the question, I reckon), it means “Great king of the warriors”.


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What is the capital of Tunisia?