Posted in February 2014

Pay Dirt

I was searching for just the right image, and I sure hit pay dirt! According to this post on language of the gold rush, pay dirt was just that…a term from the gold rush. It was first used in a California newspaper in 1852. It means to discover something of value. And it’s one of … Continue reading

Compact and Bijou

You may think my husband’s car is small, but he would say his little habanero orange Prius C is compact and bijou. Compact and what? Compact and bijou. Isn’t that a wonderful phrase? Of course you know compact means dense or firmly packed together. But what about bijou? I always pictured a blinking neon theatre … Continue reading