Vocablet of the Day: Departure

Charles de Gaulle Airport has hundreds of departures and arrivals every day — but one man’s departure took an exceptionally long time.

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Mehran Karimi Nasseri took his time with his act of leaving from Charles de Gaulle Airport — almost twenty years!

Sleeping in airports is usually not very comfortable.

Sometimes, with delayed flights, long waits, and even longer lines, it can feel like you live in the departure lounge of your local airport.  Mehran Karimi Nasseri, however, actually knows what it’s like, having made an airport his home from 1988 to 2006.  His final departure from that place must have been a huge relief!

What’s the longest amount of time you’ve waited in an airport’s departure terminal?

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Vocablet of the Day: Commute

Many people already spend hours driving to and from work each day, but money problems and broken-down roads might make the problem worse.

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With more and more time spent in traffic, Americans are understandably wary of anything that might lengthen their regular journey to and from their place of work.

Unfortunately, many Americans might have to find a new route for their daily commute.  Many cities are debating demolishing old freeways that would cost too much to repair, forcing workers to find other streets for their commute to work.

The commute-U.S. Freeways Vocablet highlights the financial problems of many U.S. cities, leaving them with no options but to destroy their main traffic thoroughfares.

How long is your commute?  Do you use a freeway or smaller roads?

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