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It's Such a Common Word Though!

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It amazes me how many people don't know how to spell the word "voilà" as in the word you use to call attention to something, or express satisfaction or approval of something.

I've been seeing "wah-la", "wa-la", "wa-lah", "walla" ... all over the place.

It's French and literally translates as "see there". "voi" is the conjugated form of the verb "voir" in the second person singular [indicative], command tense, with the last 's' dropped. It's supposed to be "vois-tu".

là is "there".


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bride
Jan. 10th, 2003 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, and Canadians in general are better at (at least) pretending to know some French than, oh say... Americans =D
ugly_boy
Jan. 12th, 2003 12:07 am (UTC)
Hey! How dare you, Americans are very culturally sensitive and make a point of pronouncing and spelling foreign words correctly, like puhteet, wahlaw, animay, dim some, fo paw, onwee and chow main. I’m personally offended.

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