Just some thoughts:
WORDS YOU JUST DON’T HEAR
You know there are some words you just don’t hear anymore. (Sadly today there are some words you used to not hear but you do today,)
Here’s a word for you: Sashayed.
I was at a country music venue not too long ago when the guy singing on stage, being backed up by a really good band, said to one rather attractive young lady a few feet from the stage, he said to her: “Honey why don’t you just sashay yourself right up here.”
Sashay (to me) means more that “just bring yourself up here.” I think the fella doin’ the singin’ had some similar thoughts. Like you just come on up here….
If you go to Mr. Webster’s dictionary he will tell you: “Walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner, typically with exaggerated movements of the hips and shoulders.”
Not sure the singer and the boys in the band completely understood that bit about “ostentatious” but I do believe all the boys on stage understood the part about the “hips and shoulders.” Might even be the reason she was asked to “Sashay” herself up there.
Had been a while since I had heard that word.
I am no expert on the English language but I do know the difference in “sashaying” and “sauntering.” Has something to do with that “hips and shoulders” business and how one gets about.