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Jan's writing basics #5a--An interesting word

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Postby glorybee » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:50 am

Nonny, exclamation points are FINE in dialogue.

I'm a big fan of dashes, so you won't find me railing against them.

I wish I'd taken French--or any foreign language--in high school.

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Postby JesusPuppy » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:59 pm

What did you say? Wahlah? Walla? Waa laa?


Well now.. me, being me, I would say neither. I would have said, "Boo!" :lol:

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Postby Allison » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:54 pm

OH gee... I'm coming in late here, but, uh... I don't think I even realized voila and "Wahla" were one and the same... I'm quite sure I've always thought "voila" was pronounced closer to "Viola!" :oops: :oops: Wow. I feel dumb now. lol I don't have an excuse, either. I mean, my mom took French in high school, and I took like... 6 weeks worth of French in 7th grade. lol I like to think I can kind of figure these types of things out. But I guess not. lol
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Postby connied » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:04 pm

Hi Jan,

Don't think I've ever used the word voila but it's pretty cool. My two favorite French words (phrases) Pièce de résistance and crème de la crème which I always have to google for the spelling. Actually, I've only used the first one once...in a skit and the actor couldn't pronounce it so he used the second.

I was pretty much a failure in 9th grade French. (too many Bonezure Madamwazzles!)

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Postby CatLin » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:48 am

Allison wrote:I've always thought "voila" was pronounced closer to "Viola!" :oops: :oops:


"Viola!" is our (me & Brads) 'private-language' word for "Voila!" (or Wahllah!) You know, those things you say that only that one other person knows what you mean? And everyone else looks at you like, "Huh? Duh."?
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Postby glorybee » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:30 pm

Allison, good for you for admitting that you've gotten it wrong in the past. My work here has not been in vain.
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Postby glorybee » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:32 pm

Connie, your "Madamwazzles" cracked me up, and Cat, your "viola" cracked me up again! What a nice way to start my afternoon!
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