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Model Elyse Knowles is brutally trolled over her ‘wallah’ gaffe

The Byron Bay influencer who made headlines this week after misspelling ‘voilà’ as ‘wallah’ is being mercilessly mocked on her own Instagram account.

A quick scroll through the comments section of Elyse Knowles’ latest post reveals that literally hundreds of people have been trolling her by writing ‘wallah’.

Her embarrassing typo was first noticed by snarky Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck in August, but didn’t go viral until American social media sensation Josh Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish, shared it with his 10.6 million followers on Wednesday.

Oh, dear! Elyse Knowles, the Byron Bay influencer who made headlines this week after misspelling ‘voilà’ as ‘wallah’, is being mercilessly mocked on her own Instagram account

Mr Ostrovsky shared a screenshot of Elyse’s misspelling, and wrote: ‘Spending an unhealthy amount of time thinking about how this influencer spelled “Voilà”.’

His followers flocked to the Australian model’s Instagram account and honed in on her most recent post: a photo of Elyse at the beach in a blue dress.

Their comments included ‘wallah!’, ‘Wallahhhhhh’, ‘Wallah jenna say kwah’, ‘WaLlAh’, ‘WALLAH’, ‘You’re so knowledgeable #wallah ‘forever’ and ‘WALLAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH PRAISE THE MOST HIGHHHHHH’.

Poor Elyse! A quick scroll through the comments section of Elyse Knowles' latest post reveals that literally hundreds of people have been trolling her by writing 'wallah'

Ouch! One social media said the trolls were 'ruthless', while another admitted they'd only visited Elyse's profile 'for the wallah's and I am not disappointed'

Poor Elyse! A quick scroll through the comments section of Elyse Knowles’ latest post reveals that literally hundreds of people have been trolling her by writing ‘wallah’

One social media said the trolls were ‘ruthless’, while another admitted they’d only visited Elyse’s profile ‘for the wallah’s and I am not disappointed’.

Elyse’s gaffe can be traced back to August, when she shared a photo to Instagram Stories of herself posing on a bed in a white shirt, with the caption: ‘Wallah.’

She presumably meant to use the popular French term ‘voilà’, which, according to Merriam-Webster, is ‘used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic’.

Called out: Her embarrassing typo (above) was first noticed by snarky Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck in August, but didn't go viral until American social media sensation Josh Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish, shared it with his 10.6 million followers on Wednesday

Called out: Her embarrassing typo (above) was first noticed by snarky Instagram page Celeb Spellcheck in August, but didn’t go viral until American social media sensation Josh Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jewish, shared it with his 10.6 million followers on Wednesday

Wallah is an Arabic expression meaning ‘I swear by God’ used to make a promise or express great credibility.

The word is also also a common suffix in many languages of South Asia referring to a person involved with a specified thing or business (e.g. a ‘rickshaw-wallah’).

Meanwhile, Elyse’s typo became a popular topic on Twitter after Mr Ostrovsky drew attention to it, with one person saying they’d laughed ‘uninterrupted’ for 10 minutes.

Whoops: She presumably meant to use the popular French term 'voilà', which, according to Merriam-Webster, is 'used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic'. She instead wrote 'wallah', which is an Arabic expression meaning 'I swear by God', as well as common suffix in many languages of South Asia

Whoops: She presumably meant to use the popular French term ‘voilà’, which, according to Merriam-Webster, is ‘used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic’. She instead wrote ‘wallah’, which is an Arabic expression meaning ‘I swear by God’, as well as common suffix in many languages of South Asia

‘I am screaming, this is ridiculously funny,’ another tweeted, while a third wrote: ‘I’m deceased.’

Funnily enough, ‘wallah’ isn’t Elyse’s only spelling mistake to make headlines recently.

Last month, she shared a photo with her partner, Josh Barker, at the beach in Byron Bay, and captioned it: ‘Enjoying the piece [sic] and quiet while it lasts.’

It didn’t take long for Celeb Spellcheck – which often documents Elyse’s misspellings – to notice the typo.

Responding to the error, one fan wrote: ‘Reminds me of a wedding I went to where the table names were: love, honesty, PATIENTS and PIECE… I wish I was kidding.’

Others commented, ‘Looks so pieceful’, ‘Taking the piece’, ‘World piece’ and ‘I’m just disappointed it doesn’t say ‘piece and quite”.

Elyse and Josh, who won Australian home renovation show The Block three years ago, announced in September they are expecting their first child together.


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