Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Read the dictionary. Love the dictionary.

I have been misusing "akimbo," it seems, all my life. Because hands on hips was not the image that popped into my head. This was:

I guess that's more flailing, or arms raised in exaltation. Duly noted, Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, 1975 paperback edition.