It’s “voila” – NOT “viola”!

When you want to say “et voila!”, that is how it is spelled. It’s a French saying that is the equivalent of the English idiom “there you go”.

Please don’t say “viola” unless you are talking about the stringed instrument that is similar to a violin.

I just saw someone type “viola” when they meant “voila”, and it made me cringe, so here I came to gripe about it.

Advertisements