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faux pas/Polluck


From: Trish Gorman (TrishGorman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 24 2001 - 18:25:19 PDT

Speaking about spelling correctly leads to pronouncing correctly.
Once upon a time when I was younger, I was at a meeting where someone was relating a story about how badly she had messed something up. I perked up with "Gee, wasn't that a faux pas"--pronouncing it just as it looks in English. The people around the table all split a gut over that one. The woman who started it all said, "What a "faux up" that was!" (you know how that would sound in English!)
So in Spanish, Polluck would be...
----- Original Message -----
From: Jude & Frank
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 9:25 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Savings Bond Contest

faux pas
and sorry, don't know of another vehicle for their designs!