9 “French” Things That Aren’t Actually from France
There are some things that the English language prefixes with being “French,” but are not actually of French origin at all.
Although we can accredit the French for a plethora of incredible beauty trends, the French braid is not one of them. The intriguing layers of intermingled hair strands have been around for thousands of years; women showcasing this style have been depicted in early Greek and Celtic art. They have even been spotted engraved into stone at an Algerian mountain range that dates back to 6000 years ago. Regardless, the phrase “French braid” first appeared in a short fiction story published in 1871 and touted as a new hairstyle despite its being around for ages. Check out these 24 things you might be saying wrong.