Actu­al­ly, I say, voilà. Like it’s sup­posed to be pro­nounced. Leave it to peo­ple-too-lazy-to-use-a-dic­tio­nary to bas­tardize such a com­mon word.

It’s voilà. Not wal­lah. Not wal­la. Not any oth­er homo­phone rhyming with wal­la.

Sigh.

Oh, and tech­ni­cal­ly, it’s bul­la not boo-yah.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing and social media tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness. Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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