Posted in April 2013

Sashay

Come on…tell me you can hear the word sashay and not picture some sassy guy or gal, hips rhythmically swinging from side to side. Sashay is almost a fun to say as it is to do. It means to walk or glide or “to strut or move about in an ostentatious or conspicuous manner”, according … Continue reading

Up to High Doh

If you’ve read a single Maeve Binchy book, you’ve come across the phrase “up to high doh”. You can generally tell from the context that it means being in an agitated state. But isn’t it so much more colorful to say “Margaret was up to high doh after her neighbor borrowed her new car to … Continue reading

Skedaddle

“Come on kiddo, let’s skedaddle.” This is another of those words that’s fun to say. It’s brought to you here, courtesy of a recommendation from my mom. After reading the post on meander, she nominated skedaddle as somewhat of an opposite word. I can see that. When you meander you’re taking your time, and have … Continue reading

Right as Rain

“After spending a fortune to get the car fixed, I’m pleased to report it’s running right as rain.” World Wide Words tells us, right as rain refers to, “a sense of something being satisfactory, safe, secure or comfortable.”  Simple enough. It’s a lovely phase to say, rolls off the tongue.  But when you explore it, … Continue reading