Category Archives: Strike

National French Pasttime

Les Noces de Fiagro

French Word of the Day: opéra (oh-pair-ah)- opera The strike was extremely exaggerated.  The metro workers must have said, “Meh, we’re tired of striking.  Someone else do it this time.” because there were no delays on the metro at all.  … Continue reading

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Walking Everywhere Instead of Taking the Metro: So In Right Now

French Word of the Day: marcher (mar-shay)- to walk You’ve got to give it to the French: they sure are persistent.  Thursday, they’re launching an even bigger strike.  I think this time public transportation is going to be basically shut … Continue reading

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Many, Many Manifestations

French Word of the Day: toujours (too-jor)- still (as in, we’re still striking?), always, forever Yes, the French are still striking.  Everyone seems to think I’m in the middle of all the riots that appear on the news. Let me … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

French Word of the Day: rhume (room)- headcold Everyone in Paris has a cold right now.  We all caught it at the exact same time.  I went to a concert (classical, not rock) last night and the two musicians were … Continue reading

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