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Monday, August 15, 2022

Happy Random Tuesday

Hello!  It's back to school time, which I'm happy to say doesn't mean I'm going back to work!  I retired two years ago (I'm in my early 50's).  What is does mean to me is that my husband and I can go on a vacation where we won't be competing with tons of summer crowds. Yay!  In about three weeks we're going to Dallas, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Big Bend National Park.  Should be fun!
Sign at Big Bend!

I've been hearing this phrase on TV shows a lot lately (keep in mind, I watch a lot of police shows and true crime) - dead to rights.  I've always wondered exactly how that saying came about.  It's a weird expression, and it basically means "completely in proper order."  

Let me explain. The word was first seen in print in 1859 in a book of New York criminal slang called Vocabulum.  The words seeped into public usage, and by the 1870's it was commonly used.  In that time, these words had different meanings than they do now.  "Dead" meant full or complete as in a dead stop.  "Rights" meant in proper order.

So, if a criminal was "dead to rights," that meant that he or she was fully and properly caught.  Everything was in order.  There is no wiggling out of a crime if someone is dead to rights.  And there is your etymology lesson for today!  LOL

Now onto the good stuff!

So true for me!





"these things" being the item that is in the box.  The box served its purpose!






Me, tooooo!













My husband has been playing golf lately!



This is valid!

And last, but not least...
Have a great week!
I'll be linking up with Happy Tuesday and Random Tuesday Thoughts.



4 comments:

  1. Cooking dinner can be a tough one some days! We love it when the kids go back to school. Everything is so quiet in the neighborhood.

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  2. That's going to be a wonderful trip. I hope we can join you on the blog. And I also hope you never encounter abnormally hot weather.

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  3. You will love Big Bend, my Sweetie and i went there years ago. He was on an archaeology team and we went to retrieve the fossil samples to bring them back to the museum. It was mostly fossilized dinosaur poop!

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  4. How exciting that you get to plan FUN stuff once school starts now that you're retired! I'll get to live vicariously through you! :) LOVED all the funnies! :)

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