Nice lady in long red dress quickly corrected me when I referred to her parasol as an umbrella. She was enjoying a day with family and friends at a 4th of July cookout.
Now I know. Parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Never call a fancy parasol an umbrella!
Ladies, do you have a parasol for these hot sunny days?