vive la différence
DefinitionFrench for hooray for the difference between the sexes.
QUOTE: Amanda Bonner (Katharine Hepburn) and her husband Adam (Spencer Tracy) in the reconcilion scene at the end of Adam's Rib (1949):
-- Amanda: ' There is no difference between the sexes. Men, women, the same. '
-- Adam: ' They are, hum? '
-- Amanda: ' Well, maybe there is a difference but it's a little difference.'
-- Adam: ' Well you know what the French say. '
-- Amanda: ' What do they say? '
-- Adam: 'Vive la différence.'
-- Amanda: ' Which means? '
-- Adam: ' Which means: Hooray for that little difference. '