Many of us were shocked by the terrorists attacks on Paris a few days ago.
Reading an article in a French publication (this one), I then realized that this word does not deserve more than 3 words in the French dictionary (here), and is non-existent in English. Why not adding it in good form to the English dictionary, this global language, so that future generation, can associate positive things with the word?
bataclan n 1 a place for freedom, liberty and enjoyment, exempt from censorship. Associated with youth. Concert hall, theater. 2 a large assortment of unexpected objects, also: bits and pieces, bric-a-brac, bits and bobs, miscellanea.
Etymology: from contemporary French bataclan: ‘grand attirail insolite’ – odds and ends.
The Collins website has a “submit a word”, and with your help, we can refine the definition proposed above and I shall submit it.