One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An expression of approval of difference, especially that between the sexes.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
From French vive la différence, literally ‘long live the difference’.
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