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by gdwdwrkr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: W-Trouble

Returning to the checkout island near the garden department, I asked the clerk, just after her shift-change, if the chrysanthemum I'd been permitted to leave on the counter while I finished shopping was anywhere around...I couldn't see it. Together we searched, and I spied it on the floor behind the...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a bishop and knight
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: a bishop and knight

I agree, azz, Phil's response is amazing.
I tend to singularize, as in b: Twenty dollars is enough.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: W-Trouble

I never heard of it.
Mum's the word.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: W-Trouble

Well it's working in this case, for your post is the only intelligent part of this thread!
Is stumm mum?
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: W-Trouble

I have found Reader View to be as quirky as you said it is...at the time of my discovery of it, your first reply was the object of interest. Now I find that that post is the onliest post it goes to! And I have inadvertently opened the Element Inspector in the past, only to recoil at its ugliness, li...
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: W-Trouble

Thank you, Phil! Zooming both up a step and down a step fixed it. While looking for the Firefox Element Inspector, I found the Toggle reader view F9 button, which renders your reply very large and readable. I'd kind-of forgotten that I am somewhat in charge of screen-appearance. Thanks for your help!
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: W-Trouble

OOPS....this is in the wrong place. I guess it should be deleted or moved to "Questions and Comments about this site".
Sorry.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 257

W-Trouble

Is it my flatscreen, or does the font in which these comments are shown cause the middles of double-ewes to vanish? Much of the WordWizard website is not in this font, but the Clubhouse postings seem to be. Anyone else have trouble with the w's?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irritating expressions or worse
Replies: 165
Views: 57014

Re: Irritating expressions or worse

"The reality is..."
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is this type of word called?
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: What is this type of word called?

It takes a lot of guts to properly define sweetbreads.
Jerusalem artichokes are not artichokes, and have nothing to do with Jerusalem.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: it/which
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: it/which

" The bull shark is an ambush type of predator, it/which makes this big mortal wound."
This sentence would be correctly written:
The bull shark is an ambush-type of predator which makes this big mortal wound.
or
The bull shark is an ambush-type of predator; it makes this big mortal wound.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more and more impressive
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: more and more impressive

a. It is looking more impressive all the time. b. It is looking more and more impressive all the time. c. It looks more impressive all the time.​ d. It looks more and more impressive all the time .​ Are all the above sentences grammatically correct? Is there any difference in their meanings? Many t...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avocado cart
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Avocado cart

Occasionally I'll hear an old-timer call it a bag-wagon.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avocado cart
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Avocado cart

My old wood-stove man helped me to move some wood-stoves using a power-assisted dolly like the one pictured here: https://www.digitalbuyer.com/wesco-universal-liftkar-hd-straight-frame-725-lb-load-stairclimbing-hand-truck.html?msclkid=942d3c71ae051ce10206679b0e2140a5&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&u...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avocado cart
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Avocado cart

hand-truck
dolly