Saturday, July 15, 2006

Stuffed to the Gills

When I started to write this entry and typed in the title "Stuffed to the Gills" I thought is this really a phrase? What does it really mean? I've heard it. I've used it. But what does it really mean? I went to Wikipedia. It isn't listed there and I was invited to create an entry for "stuffed to the gills." No not me....at that point I wasn't sure it was really a valid descriptive phrase. I did a Yahoo Search and found an explanation in The Phrase Finder:

It means "full up [with food]". The image is of a fish prepared whole for cooking, with stuffing in its belly.

This is what I meant with "Stuffed to the Gills."
This is from the front seat of the SUV during our recent trip back to Mexico.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey - I like that hat and pooch!

Juan

BillieS said...

Both the hat and pooch are pretty cool. Taylor the cocker spaniel is a great traveler. As long as the car is moving he is asleep. When it stops he sits up to see what is happening. Taylor loves Mexico and he is working on his Spanish.