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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Despite the faux pas, the dress was sold out in London.
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.
For shoppers in Germany, KEEN designed a 'see with socks' option, a fashion faux pas in America but a success for the European site.
Summary: Kevin Pietersen to face disciplinary action over his foul-mouthed Twitter faux pas.
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.
Em dezembro de 1943, por iniciativa de Dionys Mascolo, a editora Gallimard publicou uma selecao deles sob o titulo Faux Pas; podiam-se ler 55 artigos do Journal des debats, a maioria em versao integral, corrigida por Blanchot.
A grave mistake w STILL hot from my recent faux pas at the coroner's court.
This could well be the first faux pas by Nicolas Sarkozy as president-in-office of the European Council.
The three subtypes include faux pas (making a social mistake), center of attention, and sticky situations (threatening another's social identity).
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Can you blame the Conservatives for learning from that historical faux pas?
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.