Sunday, April 18, 2010

French phrase of the day: la grande pagaille

Def: the big mess

What Le Parisien is calling this giant plume of ash from the Icelandic volcano that has shut down nearly every airport in Europe. Poor Bennie is stranded here, not to mention a gazillion other people who don’t have places to stay and ways to cope. It’s so crazy. I hope he can get home on Friday and I can get to Sicily.


  1. Unless Le Parisien has invented a new word, it should be "pagaille."

  2. I just cannot agree that it would be a bad thing to be stranded in Paris!