Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Word Of The Week

déjanter

While watching a talk show last week, I saw one of the chroniqueuses doing her segment on new movies coming out. One movie was something called "Little Miss Sunshine." She liked the movie a lot and gave it an enthusiastic review saying that le film va vous déjanter. Hmmmm, sounds like a word of the week to me!

Now I know that a jante is the wheel of a car; not the tire, just the wheel. So, déjanter is the verb for the tire coming off the rim; it's de-wheeled, if you will. But the context of the reviewer's sentence was not about tires flying off of wheels. So, if you can imagine that moment when a tire does fly off a wheel, well, that's got be a little surprising to say the least. It might send the car off course, wildly rocking out of control, whoa!

And this movie, according to our reviewer, will have a similar effect on you. It'll knock you off your rim, but in a good way!

In other news: I had my 3,000th visitor (since I started counting) yesterday. I believe that Numéro trois-mille is located in the Toulouse region. Merci Toulouse !

2 comments:

  1. "Little Miss Sunshine" is the best film I've seen in a long time. It's got quirky characters, great acting (Alan Arkin, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell), and bizarre circumstances that somehow are all believable. I don't know whether it'll knock you off your rim, but the scenes when they're pushing to bump start the VW van are priceless!

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  2. Ginny,
    I had never heard of it until this show the other night. American movies don't usually open in France until months after they've played in the US.

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