A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
I have some sandals and if the weather ever warms up I ought to visit the cordonnier or shoe repairer, which got me wondering how this French word came about. I pictured a cordon of policemen holding their shields, in dark uniforms and wearing leather boots, a common sight these days when the people join a protest. But I was barking up the wrong tree.
This word has roots in latin Corduanarius and Cordwainer. Etymology for the word Cordwainer a shoemaker, who used cordovan leather from Cordoba in Spain. Cordovan leather was made from horse not cow hide.
If it doesn't warm up soon I may be back into winter boots or move South to Spain!
I am going to warm up with one of my recent photographs which I posted in the Flickr Group VIVID COLOURS