With the last episode of Downton Abbey airing on both sides of the pond, we will miss our friends at the big house but their witty quips will remain with us for a lifetime. I confess to being an avid Downton aficionado. One of my favorite scenes was when Daisy was coming into her own and expressing herself as she did Mrs. Patmore, who was having none of it, sheepishly chided her, “Oh dear! Have you swallowed a dictionary?”.
I am always excited when I discover new words and look for ways to use it. Today’s Terminology Palaver is AURIFEROUS, an adjective which means ‘containing gold’.
The discovery of an auriferous region in California sparked the famous Gold Rush of 1849.