"Les Anglais ont débarqué!" (“The English have disembarked!”). This phrase may mean nothing in particular to an English person but it's wearily familiar to any Frenchwoman.
Confused? In this gallery, we’ve listed ten French expressions containing the word “anglais”, along with explanations – where possible – of how they came to be coined.
As you peruse the list, you may notice some common themes popping up – from sex to various types of misfortune. You’ll also detect some French prejudices about the English coming into play.
Can you think of any more examples? Let us know in the comments section below.