You might be surprised to learn the word “chauvinist” is based on a person’s name—that would be Nicolas Chauvin, of France.
This is a debate that rages on in barbecue country, with passionate advocates on both sides.
Nothing beats the heat of a BBQ better than a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade. But did it ever occur to you that you should maybe thank a very special Bostonian for that chilly, chilly goodness?
In spite of all the evidence suggesting the contrary, the answer is no.
Since the default expression in a photo now is a smile, we shout “cheese” because the word is supposed to make the corners of our mouth lift and our teeth show.