I learned a new word today, which isn't really new, but familiar and misunderstood. Bible publishers use the word prodigal to describe the wandering son in Jesus' parable of Luke 15:11-32, so the word has come to mean, wanderer or wandering son. In fact, prodigal means "extravagant or wasteful spending," which is exactly what the prodigal son did while away from the farm.
Of course, my lovely and gifted daughters will no doubt already know that misunderstood word's proper definition, but for the rest of us, such a distinction will be a forgettable curiosity. Well, now you know.
BTW: I should create a category called “Random Discoveries.” At least it would interest me.