One of the stories comes from Togo where us is told that the first name given to this drawing was Je suis assis à mon portail (‘I am sitting at my gate’). The name was a literal reflection of the design, which depicts a lion (or person) sitting at a gate. The name later changed to Gendarmerie (or ‘Force’ in English) as the design reminded some people of the entrance of the Togolese police station.
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