A nice and simple word for this week, as it’s a super busy one!

I don’t know if anyone has seen the recent DQ commercials with the silver cloche over the food, but they inspired a question from daughter, who said, “I thought a cloche was a hat.” The girl comes by this assumption naturally. In my head, cloche equals pretty 20s style hat, end of story. 😉

As it happens, cloche was originally a type of bell-shaped jar (c. 1882); the word is borrowed from the French, where it literally means “bell.” The French was derived from the Latin clocca, of the same meaning.

So both the domed lid and the hat take their name from the bell-shape. The hat–which is seriously the only important use of the word, right??? LOL–dates from 1907.

Don’t forgot to catch my Live Chat on Facebook tonight at 7 EDT! I’ll be chatting about Gwen and Thad and Whispers from the Shadows.

Also–head’s up on a HUGE giveaway coming later this week! The WhiteFire Publishing authors are teaming up on a Scavenger Hunt that will be giving away thousands of dollars worth of prizes! That will start at 9 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 22 and will start right here. So mark your calendars!

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