I love language. Sometimes I hear a phrase and my mind just wanders off on a ramble through the halls of verbiage (my favorite hangout after museums). Today it all began with someone saying bag lady.
A bag lady is a homeless woman. But a bag man collects money for criminals.
Carpetbags are beautiful. But carpetbaggers, not so much.
Sandbags are great in a flood. Being sandbagged, totally different.
Saddlebags can go either way, depending on whether you own a horse!
Sleazebags, scumbags, dirtbags and doucebags should all be avoided.
Moneybags are always nice to have around though.
Windbags are often a deadly bore. But airbags are a lifesaver.
Getting mailbags? Lovely!
Packing travel bags? Oh such fun!
Playing with beanbags on the beach? Awesome.
Ok, must grab my ol’ kitbag.
Meeting an old friend to share a baguette (the bread, not a diamond)!