Tag: Fifth Element

March 13, 2013 /

Daily Prompt: Silver Screen

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!

I’ve done plenty of writing today so I am going to keep this one short.

I don’t really know what my favourite film is. Doing favourites is so limiting, don’t you think? But one of the films that I enjoy very much and have watched over and again is The Fifth Element – and that allows me to pick a quote that lets me have  a quick rant. It is a rant I have been wanting to have for some time. There is a thing that has been irritating me for years:








…as noticed only last week.

So many bloggers, so inclined to display their total ignorance of other cultural and language references. Beyond belief.


It’s Voilà, folks, on loan to us from the French. Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg clearly  knew how to cope with it:  “Voila! The ZF-1” and so can you, now.

It isn’t even pronouced W – the invisible W is merged with the V = vw – so why spell it with a W!


[vwah-lah; French vwa-la]


(used to express success or satisfaction). Voilà, my new winter outfit!
Also, voi·la.
1825–35;  < French,  equivalent to voi  see! (2nd person singular imperative of voir  to see) + la  there

Often heard as “et, voilà!”

And, there it is: Consider yourself disabused.

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