Gratien Bonheur

JonSchneider

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English, Canada
A "real Gratien Bonheur": I've heard it a lot, lately, in my (French) workplace. I asked about the meaning of the name and was told it's like a "Ducon Lajoie" (humph. OK, thanks anyway).

Seems like it functions as an antonomasia based on some horrible movie character. Like "a Doktor Klaus" for "a Nazi pedophile".

What is it taken from? How would you translate a Gratien Bonheur or a Ducon Lajoie?

Thanks a lot for your coming answers.

Jon
 
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