Foo-pa vs. Faux pas
Wrong: Did you hear about her foo-pa at the gala last night?
Right: Did you hear about her faux pas at the gala last night?
Faux pas (pronounced FOH-pa) is a French term (literally “false step”) for an embarrassing social blunder or slip in manners, etiquette, or conduct. In the above example, it was the speaker who committed the faux pas.