“This isn’t my first rodeo.”
Heard that one out of the mouth of a European colleague the other day. Complete with funny accent. All I could do to keep from laughing and telling him not to squat on his spurs, cowboy.
I remember it (bourgeois) being huge in the 1980's. It's a word I still hear from a diverse range of folk down here, few of them would know Marx from Ayn Rand.
IMHO, if a person uses the word bourgeois, they are most likely bourgeois themselves. Only these days the kids call it "boujie". My daughter seems to have taken ownership of the word because she notes, with a laugh, that her friends at university in the States think she is boujie because she likes her french fries with mayo. I also suspect the term has lost a bit of its marxist flavour these days. Now it's just another way to be sneeringly cynical about everything.