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 for faux pas
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  faux pas \faux` pas"\ (f[=o]` p[.a]"). [F. See False, and
     Pas.]
     A false step; a mistake or wrong measure; especially, a slip
     or misstep in social etiquette; a blunder in conduct or
     manners that causes embarassment; as, he committed the faux
     pas of mentioning John's former wife.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  faux pas
      n 1: a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas,
           gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "faux pas":
     blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, break, bungle, gaffe,
     howler, impropriety, indecorum, indiscretion, misjudgment, misstep,
     oversight, pratfall, screamer, solecism, stumble, stupidity
  
  

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