|Tongue In Cheek|
I'm trying to find the origin for 'tongue in cheek,' with no luck...|
Does anyone know? Thanks!
||The Morris Dictionary traces the origin to Richard Barham's 1845 book The Ingoldsby Legends in which a Frenchman says ""Superbe! Magnifique!" (with his tongue in his cheek." The semantic connection is hypothesized as being a gesture, like a wink, to indicate that it's said jokingly, sarcasticly, or in some sense insincerely.|