What Does Baja Mean?
While I don't profess to be an English major, I have always been fascinated by our language. I find words and grammar interesting and I like to know more about the language we speak (and write).
One term that I often hear thrown around is "Baja" - as in Baja-style cooking or as a style of off-road all-terrain riding. But what exactly is Baja? A quick search turns up the fact that while Baja is a city in California and a peninsula in Mexico, it isn't a word at all - at least not the way that the general public uses it.
If you look for a definition of Baja-style cooking - you won't find one. The closest that I can surmise is that when people refer to Baja food, they're really talking about Mexican or Tex-Mex food.
In regards to "Baja-riding" - there also isn't a true definition. Perhaps people use the term to infer that they're riding all-terrain vehicles in a sandy, desert-like area?
What does Baja mean to you?