Bone apple teeth, also encountered as bone apple tea or bone app the tea are humorous phrases, imitating the French phrase bon appétit, meaning “enjoy your meal”.
Online, the phrases mimicking the original French one are usually combined with photos of unappealing food.
The first case of the imitative phrase appeared as bone apple tea on the Facebook page of World Star Hip Hop on August 1st, 2016, on a screenshot of a post by Dunta Pickett, depicting his birthday meal, combined with bone Apple tea.
Posts featuring bone app the teeth and “bone apple teeth” would appear on sites like Reddit and Twitter, as more and more people would botch their dinners, along with the French dining room expression.
“Bone apple teeth” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on November 29th, 2016.
The phenomenon of misspelling bon appétit would spread onto YouTube, Instagram as well as BuzzFeed over the years.
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