Category Archives: Pre-Departure

A Grave Grève

French Word of the Day: grève (grev)- strike This really shouldn’t be the French Word of the Day, it should be the French Word of Everyday.  I always thought people were joking when they said striking was the French national … Continue reading

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24 Hours ‘Til Paris

French Word of the Day: avion (ah-vee-own)- airplane The pronunciations I put after the French words are my own take on them.  Really, it doesn’t matter how you pronounce the word; the French will pretend they can’t understand regardless.  This … Continue reading

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French Musicals

French Word(s) of the Day: film musical (feelm moo-see-cal)- musical (movie) I love musicals.  They have ridiculous plots, ridiculous costumes, ridiculous dialogue, and happy endings.  What’s not to love about a man singing and dancing randomly in the rain? Because … Continue reading

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Les Examens Merdiques

French Word of the Day: merdique (mare-deek)- shitty I’m starting a French Word of the Day so that everyone can learn French with me.  We’re starting off with my favorite word, brought to my attention by the fabulous Théo.  (I … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Great Parisian Experiment

I received a lot of advice before I graduated college.  The overwhelming majority of people urged me to take this time to do things I won’t be able to do when I become a “real adult” (i.e. get a job … Continue reading

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