Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Voila vs wa-la

So, my sister, Angela, has a degree in English. She's a professional Resume Writer. Her blog should be turned into a parenting book. She's intelligent and down-to-earth. She's wonderful. She's my source for parenting advice and my main source of parenting venting.

She recently brought to my attention (in a nice way) the fact that there is a word used in the English language - Voila. To be used at the end of some great feat or accomplishment. But I don't use the word "voila" on my blog. Instead, I use the word "wa-la" - which is not actually a word in the English language.

But I'm here to say that I say "wa-la". When I'm speaking I don't say "voila!" I say, "wa-la!". Sometimes I even say "Wa-laaa!" So, when I say wa-la, I mean wa-la, not voila. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Just trying to keep it real, peeps. I try to keep this blog as real as possible. And really, I say wa-la! Real word or not.


angela michelle said...

Since our conversation, I've been annoying relatives from across the country by saying "wa-laa!" at every opportunity.

erica said...

technically, it is voila. it's french. we stole it. however, if you started saying voila, the cosmos would dis-aligned. wa-la is proof that you are embracing your American heritage, I think.

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