Are you “bobo” in French?

We’re all familiar with these NYC acronyms:

SoHo
NoHo
Nolita
NoMad
Tribeca
Dumbo

But do you know “bobo” in Paris?

This witty fusion of the words bourgeois and bohème to bobo refers to the mélange of  traditionally polarized social groups. The term has penetrated the vocabulary of even the most reclusive Parisian.

If you’re Parisian and you are one part conservative bourgeoisie, one part young, progressive bohemian, you might just be bobo.

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