French phrases

I will be explaining, from time-to-time, certain French idioms used in the novel.


  1. The expression "Buf"

    This expression is used very often in France to express "whatever." It is like a verbal shrug.

  2. The word "châteaux" means castle. The little diacritical mark-known as the circumflex mark (the little hat on top of the 'a'), is placed there to show that there is a letter missing from the original etymology of the word. Originally, it was chasteaux. Through the decades, this was changed because of usage and the 's' was taken out and the mark placed in the word.
    Just a few of the trivia you will see here :)