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Ways to say “grandmother”?

My mom grew up calling her grandmother “Citie” (I’m not sure if that’s how it’s spelled) and she thinks it was French. Is this actually the sound of a French word? I haven’t been able to find “citie” ...
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Why were Chip and Dale renamed to Tic and Tac?

TV Series "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" are "Tic et Tac, les rangers du risque" in French. Why were the protagonists renamed? Do their original names sound obscene or something like that?
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L'expression “c'est bibi”

En lisant le livre de Sylvie Weil Chez les Weil je suis tombé sur la citation suivante En ville on s'amuse beaucoup des airs de ma sœur quand elle va faire des courses. On la considère, c'est ...
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What does “titi” mean?

I recently met a French girl, who is having hard time pronouncing my name. So, now she calls me “titi”. Can someone please tell me what “titi” means? I googled “titi” and found it may mean girl, ...
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What is the nickname for Michel?

Is there a nickname for Michel (Michael) in French? Back in the IRC days, when I introduced myself as Mike on a French channel, everyone called me "Mickey" for whatever reason.