An expression of approval of difference, especially that between the sexes.
- ‘It has been used by too many wineries to mask the shortcomings in a poorly made wine, but ultimately it is a personal choice, so vive la difference.’
- ‘All these books were translated into English and presumably found audiences in the States, who themselves could say with approval then - vive la difference.’
- ‘But whether Dumas classic or dumbass fun, both sides of the coin denote equal entertainment value; vive la difference.’
- ‘Certainly, there are differences between men and women - and vive la difference!’
- ‘It was a case of vive la difference in Holt on Sunday as families beat the Boxing Day blues with the annual boules tournament.’
From French, literally long live the difference.