The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499 Message #3994732
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
31-May-19 - 08:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
@mrzzy and meself: it is déjà vu, not déjà vous. Malheureusement, too many people pronounce the "vu" wrongly. The French pronunciation is definitely not "voo" as in "vous". There is not an exact English equivalent, but it is closer to "view" than "voo".
I learned my French at school, yes, but also by staying with a French family for several months; they would not have said "déjà vous"!!