You never know when a new word is going to whap you upside the head. Today my Mom used the word “ecru” and my wife didn’t even bat an eye.

I said, “Wait a minute, WHAT did you say !!”

My wife and mother-in-law knew what it was, I had never heard the word in my life. It means light brown or something.

I wasn’t alone, though, so that made me feel better. My father-in-law had never heard it either, and he’s been around a LOT longer than I have!!