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Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Wallah, wah-lah, wa-lah

A term which, when used, certifies the ignorance of the user.
The word you are scrabbling for is "voilĂ ". It is Frenchie-French-French, and is "used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic" according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, which is not Frenchie-French-French, and thus may be relied upon. It is similar to "viola" but is much less unpleasant.

In other news, the word is "Dalek" (DAH-lek). Not Darlek (DAR-lek) or Daylek (DEY-lek).

To paraphrase T.S.Eliot "How unpleasant to meet Mr. Aardvark...".


Michael W said...

New drinking game: chug-a-lug every time you hear a new pronunciation of "Dalek" or "Kasterborous".

Doom said...

I actually went to write that the other day. And you do see it as "wallah" often. But I knew that wasn't correct, so dug until I found voila. Still, I think the French do speak terrible English! Poor Latin, too. :p