vineyardI spent a lovely Christmas and New Year at my parents’ new house near Bordeaux, in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, surrounded by vineyards and châteaux. We flew back on Saturday. My mother is always anxious when we’re travelling, particularly when the weather is bad, so she went online to track our flight from Bordeaux. She entered our flight number on the KLM website and one word appeared: Departed. She guessed it meant that it had left, but used Google Translate to check. The result was: défunt, disparu (defunct, deceased). A slightly better French translation would have been parti. Should she sue Google for emotional trauma?
Happy 2010 everyone!