Tag: parasol

When a Rubber Chicken is an Absolute Necessity

Think Mardi Gras is all about the beads? Think again. When you go to the family-friendly parades, the booty ain’t on the pretty girls; it’s in your bags-full-of-crap that you wouldn’t want otherwise but suddenly find essential. Stuffed animals of varying sizes and mostly of poor quality–how they keep their stuffing in during all that […]

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Why Do We Say “Beach Umbrella” and not “Beach Parasol”?

I ask because as it turns out, parasols were frilly and meant to protect from the sun, while umbrellas were given the duty of rain defense. But somehow we’ve mixed the terms up when it comes to the beach – or maybe it’s just that no one uses “parasol” anymore. If you’re curious, the concept […]

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