One unhappy attendee is even heard to shout, “vive Lady Gaga!”
In 2000, he published another op-ed in the Post titled, spookily, ‘vive what difference?’
And the multitude bellows vive la Patrie, far reverberating.
The answer to the broadside was a cry of “vive la République!”
This done, he was received with cries of vive le Roi, and was accompanied to his house with acclamations.
A shout was heard in the distance behind, "vive la republique!"
The mob, and especially the women, pelted them for refusing to cry, "vive le Roi."
Col. Lemercier, of the 10th, arrested a man for shouting "vive la Réforme!"
“Mais, vive la France,” I murmured to myself and was happy again.
Then, raising his eyes to Heaven, he exclaimed, "vive la République!"
1590s (in vive le roi), from French, literally "long live ______;" French equivalent of viva (q.v.). Jocular phrase vive la différence in reference to the difference between men and women is recorded from 1963. Also in vive la bagatelle, literally "long live nonsense," denoting a carefree attitude to life.