Flag with gold trim

Any flag with gold trim is a military flag. Most press conferences hosted by governors and mayors have had a gold-trimmed flag in the background. From what I have read, this means they are acting in a military capacity and possibly as an extension of the federal government, not a state government. They are acting […]

Banks on a river, not for money

Nautical or maritime words are everywhere. Even the word ‘bank’ literally means a river bank. Ships pull up to the bank. They assume I’m a master/mister of a vessel and banked at the river. I expect I need to find a ‘savings and loan’ or a ‘safe deposit’ company, though even the word deposit/depose is […]