Talk:ooh la la
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It appears to me that this phrase has both a different meaning and pronunciation in English compared to its original language, French. Someone who is fluent in French will know better than I. I would think the differences should be pointed out.
- The whole blog post is based on the premise that terms of French origin have to mean the same thing in English as in French. While pretending to be speaking French when you aren't can be pretentious, many terms of French origin have simply changed in the transition from French to English. In some cases, that's because of cultural associations/prejudices in the popular mind when it comes to the French, but in others, it's just that usage has changed. And besides, they seem to have overlooked the fact that this is the entry for ooh la la, not oh là là.
- That's not to say the usage example is all that great- it would be better without the "monsieur", since this isn't French. Chuck Entz (talk) 02:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)