Tooling Around, Feeling Virtuous

by Kevin Burton    Looks as if I’ve had the definition of “tooling around” wrong all these years.    Tool around is a verb, says vocabulary.com, meaning to “ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it.”    On yourdictionary.com the definition is “to drive or jaunt about, going from place …

Idioms Are Words To Live By, Carefully

by Kevin Burton    I try to be thoughtful and practical when buying things for my wife. I have to admit though, one of my Christmas presents for her sucks.    It’s a handheld vacuum to clean the car interior and small places in the house.     Sucks, get it? Vacuum sucks?     Well OK, …