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(pronounced FA-brihk EH-chihng)

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(pronounced fuh-SAHD)

Whatever you do, do not pronounce this word as fuh-KAYD. We have a friend who did so, felt like a complete idiot, and completely lost the respect of the clients he was with.

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(pronounced fuh-SIH-luh-tee ah-SES-mehnt)

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(pronounced fuh-SIH-luh-tee pehr-FOR-mehnts ih-val-yu-AY-shun / EF-PEE-EE)

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(pronounced FAYT ah-kohm-PLEE)

This fancy French term literally means an “accomplished fact.” Use it when you want 1) to describe a thing completed and presumed irreversible and 2) to add a little drama into your

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(pronounced FA-shee-ah or FAY-shee-ah)

Fascia is another one of those words that means a million different things in a wide variety of industries, including the medical, automotive, and design fields. Of course we’re focusing on

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(pronounced like it looks)

The fast track we’re talking about here is completely different from the fast track you’ll find at the

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(pronounced FOH)

Though this word is much more prevalent in everyday usage than it was 20 years ago, it is obvious that some people are still a little confused. In fact, we had a co-worker

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(pronounced foh-BWAH)

A French term meaning “fake wood.” You’ve probably heard the word “faux” plenty of times: faux pearls, faux fur, and faux finishing. Faux bois is a version of the latter: a trompe l’oeil