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Crem del la creme

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 25, 2007

In Reply to: Crem del la creme posted by Bob on October 24, 2007

: : What does the phrase0 "crem del la creme" mean?

: A little more careful typing, and an online dictionary would have said crème de la crème means sometning superlative, the best of the best, the top level of society. Literally, the cream of the cream.

You're absolutely right, that's what it means. But you may well wonder, since nothing rises to the top of cream. It all has the same specific gravity and density. It's totally homogeneous.