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PSA: It's "voila", not "wallah"

post #1 of 238
Thread Starter 
A Wallah is an Indian guy who does stuff. Laundry wallah, grocery wallah, etc, etc

Voila is a french word meaning, roughly, "there it is".

In a sentence:

The laundry wallah did such a good job I sent all my most stained clothes in next time.

She pulled the sheet from the finished painting and said "Voila! Your portrait is finished!"

Thank you.
post #2 of 238
And then there is Viola. But she does not like being called Voila.


I agree with you 100% wannabe
post #3 of 238
and its pronounced "vwa-lah"

post #4 of 238
LOL. Whenever I see Viola's screen name, I contimplate in my mind weather to say Viola, or Voila. Simply because sometimes she has awesome posts, and Voila would be quite fitting.
post #5 of 238
I know it's voila, but wallah is funny. So sometimes I say it like that.
post #6 of 238
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Originally Posted by aprons_and_acorns View Post
I know it's voila, but wallah is funny. So sometimes I say it like that.
Your right to irony is fully supported. Sometimes I say "post-hoar" myself.
post #7 of 238
Also, beaucoup! It's not bocou!
post #8 of 238
And "per se" is not "persay."
post #9 of 238
And "supposedly" not "supposably"!!
post #10 of 238
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Originally Posted by loitering View Post
Also, beaucoup! It's not bocou!
or even worse, boocoo.
post #11 of 238
As a person who says "wa-wa" for water (in public I might add!)

We say wallah! It's the south and it's America, not Italy.
Who gives a rat's patooey?
post #12 of 238
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Originally Posted by oneKnight View Post
As a person who says "wa-wa" for water (in public I might add!)

We say wallah! It's the south and it's America, not Italy.
Who gives a rat's patooey?
Wow, I hope that's sarcasm! Voilà is French Most people who don't wish to sound ignorant by mispronouncing words used in another language give a rat's patootey.

Also, this isn't America, it's a website on the internet. I'm reading this from Canada where many people speak French as their first language. There are moms who read MDC around the world.
post #13 of 238
All this hooey about voila? Wowa.
post #14 of 238
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Originally Posted by dianna11 View Post
Wow, I hope that's sarcasm! Voilà is French Most people who don't wish to sound ignorant by mispronouncing words used in another language give a rat's patootey.

Also, this isn't America, it's a website on the internet. I'm reading this from Canada where many people speak French as their first language. There are moms who read MDC around the world.
Love it.
post #15 of 238
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Originally Posted by dianna11 View Post
Wow, I hope that's sarcasm! Voilà is French Most people who don't wish to sound ignorant by mispronouncing words used in another language give a rat's patootey.

Also, this isn't America, it's a website on the internet. I'm reading this from Canada where many people speak French as their first language. There are moms who read MDC around the world.
This whole post gave me a devious sense of satisfaction this morning.
post #16 of 238
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Originally Posted by oneKnight View Post
As a person who says "wa-wa" for water (in public I might add!)

We say wallah! It's the south and it's America, not Italy.
Who gives a rat's patooey?
Italy?


Where does Italy come into this discussion?
post #17 of 238
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Originally Posted by Arduinna View Post
Italy?


Where does Italy come into this discussion?
That's what makes it even better.
post #18 of 238

This is why I come to MDC as often as I do.
Free entertainment. :
post #19 of 238
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Originally Posted by oneKnight View Post
As a person who says "wa-wa" for water (in public I might add!)

We say wallah! It's the south and it's America, not Italy.
Who gives a rat's patooey?
awww...

I think she meant that she was in the south (where they say wallah!) ... not that we all are in the south.

One of the great things about the english language is that it is so... adaptable. I figure that as long as everyone understands what you mean, you are doing a good job at communicating.
post #20 of 238
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And "supposedly" not "supposably"!!
This is one of my favs! "Are they going to the zoo?" "Supposably"
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