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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Chauvinism

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chauvinism

We all love to use the phrase "chauvinistic pig," don't we, but did you know that the first definition of chauvinism is actually, "excessive or blind patriostism?"

Yep, it comes from a man by the name of Nicolas Chauvin. He was in the French army and was simpleminded in his love, of and loyalty, to Napoleon. So much so, that we refer to it as chauvinism. The whole men who don't like women is actually the third definition of the word. The second being, "undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs to or has belonged."

I love the dictionary.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sara said...

hey I found you on 20 something bloggers. I'm three months into my husbands deployment w/ the navy

July 7, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Krysten Hartenstein said...

Huh, who knew? Thanks for letting us know!

July 7, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger the girl with the pink teacup said...

Too funny! Thanks for sharing your dictionary wisdom, lovely lady.

July 7, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

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