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Posted: 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.
Stay tuned for the next mini-lesson!
Posted: 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!
Then too I ain't married, and have no need to dress up when I go out to eat. Chances are it is to the deli across the street.
Posted: 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!"
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
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:04 pm
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!)
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:48 am
I've always thought "voila" was pronounced closer to "Viola!"
"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."?
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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!