FRENCH WORD OF THE DAY: Débroussaillage

Débroussaillage: The clearing of a field (literally), clearing the air (figuratively), a clarification.

As seen in: « Un « débroussaillage » pouvant mener à des discussions a été entrepris entre la Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ) et le ministère de l’Éducation, a annoncé mercredi matin la porte-parole de l’association étudiante. »

(Translation: “A clearing of the air that could lead to discussions took place between the Quebec College Student Federation (FECQ) and the Ministry of Education, the students association’s spokesperson announced Wednesday.”)

http://www.24hmontreal.canoe.ca/24hmontreal/actualites/archives/2012/05/20120523-091221.html

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