Monday, May 18, 2009


It's "Voilà!"
It is pronounced vwä-ˈ with a V sound.

Not "Wallah" or "Whalla" or "Wa- La" or anything else that silly.

Quick french lesson: Voilà is not a sound effect. It is a word with a meaning. En Englais, it means "there it is!" or "see there!" because voir (or the conjugated form, vois) means "to see" and la literally means "there."

You might think I'm getting nit-picky but hopefully you'll thank me later.

PS While I'm pretending to be the Word Police, if you're a Punctuation Cop, let me know if I'm making errors. I know there are a lot of quotation marks in this post....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More "Words"

You drink ESpresso not EXpresso.
Odvious is not a word.
Neither is supposably.
Or undoubtably.

Thank you for your other non-words in my previous post's comments. I agree!

Deep Thoughts by Pamela Quigley

Heigth is not a word. It's HEIGHT.