Sans the S

I don't want to make light of the disaster unfolding a thousand miles south. But I was surprisingly amused when I misread a headline on Hurricane Frances in today's paper:

"France Slowly Creeps up on Florida"
For a second I thought it was a story about plate tectonics (I hadn't had my coffee, ok?) But the fun didn't stop there:

"Millions told to flee France"
That's odd - I hear it's nice this time of year.

"France cuts power to 2 million people in Florida"
Their anti-Americanism has gone too far.

France Slow, Fierce
I thought that's how they described us.

And finally: "Storm Carries Undercurrent of Angst"
Mais bien sur! This is truly a storm the French existentialists would've found familiar.