Day 2 on the journey with my parents to Florida…..
To write a post on the whole drive down would take a while, especially to explain individual pictures, so I will try to see if I can post notes on each picture I’d like to comment on….. we’ll see if it works 😉 Continue reading
Well, today we arrived at our destination in Florida.
In keeping with my idea from last year, I’ll be letting you all in on the more notable things I find when walking on the beach. The purpose of this is clear: to give me a hobby and something to do after dark, as I’m staying with my parents in a relatively quiet area of retiree refuge of Florida (haha). Also, for those who may not have been to the ocean before, I hope it provides a channel through which you can vicariously live. Plus, some things are just plain awesomely wacky. To begin! Continue reading
I noticed this curious little tidbit probably a few months ago, it resurfaced when I was in Florida, and just again today, so I thought I’d share this with you.
I’m curious if the first people to use “faux pas” in its current sense realized they had two sets of homonyms that end up with the same overarching meaning….. quite witty if they did. Here’s how it works:
= false step, misstep
∴ a social slip-up, blunder
shortened from “il ne faut pas” in slang
“ne….. pas”: not
= [indefinite] “one” must not, “one” shouldn’t
∴ when used as a noun, a social blunder
Quite witty, if that was the intention. Oh words, how I love thee…..