Monday, March 07, 2005

Voila! Another misused word in cyberspace:

Many people seem to think that:
is an exclamation. And their spelling checker won’t disabuse them. Walt Kelly, the creator of Pogo Possum, delighted in this confusion way back in the 1950’s. One of his animal characters liked to say: “Voila, Viola!” (Other people like to say that too.)

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