Faux Pas


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Faux Pas

A social mistake. An example is belching loudly at a cocktail hour. An excessively embarrassing or insulting faux pas can make business difficult or impossible to conduct.
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It's a massive faux pas to expose too much flesh and it's also tricky with air con pumping to get the right balance.
Of the 60% of travelers that plan to stay in a hotel over the Thanksgiving holiday, the majority of these hotel patrons (65%) felt that being a loud neighbor is the most irritating faux pas someone could commit.
Of the 60 percent of travelers that plan to stay in a hotel over the Thanksgiving holiday, the majority of these hotel patrons (65 percent) felt that being a loud neighbor is the most irritating faux pas someone could commit.
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Kevin Pietersen will face disciplinary action over his foul-mouthed Twitter faux pas, in which he accidentally announced his exclusion from the England team.
Among the topics are Sarah Palin's latest fashion faux pas, the women putting the wiggle back into Wirral, the Clinique cream with waiting lists across the land, Pikachu platforms, and where to get yourself a free St Tropez spray tan.
AT a press conference to announce the joint Shiv Sena- BJP manifesto, Uddhav Thackeray made a faux pas that went mostly unnoticed by the otherwise hawkish news channels.
A grave mistake w STILL hot from my recent faux pas at the coroner's court.
This hilarious site is home to a long list of domain faux pas that show how easy it is to leave your site wide open to misinterpretation.
A welcoming committee in the Pakistani town of Pattika committed a faux pas yesterday when a sign greeting Charles and Camilla referred to the Prince's wife as the Princess of Wales.
Now I'm grateful for my cultural faux pas with Isabela and for her setting me straight.
Rickenbacher, author of Be on Your Best Business Behavior: How to Avoid Social and Professional Faux Pas (Brown Books; $13.