Word of the Week…le dépanneur

Word of the Week…en français

le dépanneur /depanœʀ/ masculine noun

“le dep” for short. This is the Québécois corner shop or convenience store selling beer, cigarettes, bread, milk, etc. In France, this word means mechanic or repairman (l’épicerie is the French equivalent of a Québécois or Franco-Ontarien dépanneur.) See also OffQC, Wikipedia, and Dépanneurs du Québec. Feature photo cover of Judith Lussier’s Sacré dépanneur.  

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