That’s the crème de le résistancePosted: May 27, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Anderson Cooper, cnn, creme de la creme, expressions, Hillary Clinton, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, piece de resistance, words Leave a comment
At CNN’s Democrat Town Hall last February, Anderson Cooper asked Hillary Clinton about her relationship with her grandchild, and she replied with this wonderful malaphor. This is a congruent conflation of “crème de la crème” and “pièce de rèsistance”, both meaning the very best or most important. This mash up was retweeted a lot, and some of the more clever ones were:
“Creme de resistance” is halfway between a latte macchiato and a flat white – Jon Lovett
The Creme de Resistance was DeGaulle’s favorite baked good – Ronald Seyb
I think we just found Hillary’s @benandjerrys flavor: “Creme de Resistance” – Caroline Haubold
For more on this, you can check this link: http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2016/02/03/hillary-clintons-grandchild-is-the-creme-de-le-resistance/
A big merci to Steve Grieme for hearing this one and passing it on.