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by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: let it begin
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: let it begin

From childhood is the TV memory "Letter flicker!" which was always shouted just before a movie or cartoon.
I have since figured it out: it means "Let her flicker!", as in "Roll the tape!"
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

"Carcass, is (as it were) the Skelleton of an House, before it is Lath'd and Plaistered."
While we're at it, cabinetmakers don't make just little cabins.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Answer
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Answer

"I answer to both" sounds natural.
"Either will do" is correct; "Both will do" sounds technically like you want to be called JimmyJim.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Apples' thing
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Apples' thing

circumappelatice
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

trolley wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:54 pm
We call those upper cabinets and lower cabinets, or just "uppers and lowers" (if we're already discussing cabinets).
Most apropos when dentil-moldings are present.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

We say kar'-kis but write carcase since the reference is to a case-piece. Are you sure? About case-piece? Yes, I'm sure that, in furniture-work, carcase is a reference to the basic structure of a case-piece. It's not like the term gets thrown around the shop a lot...but use of carcase is my habit. ...
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: British to American translation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: British to American translation needed

...and free of the admission-charge....Mahatma is a penny richer.
But wait, only editors may use it, according to the sign.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

We say kar'-kis but write carcase since the reference is to a case-piece.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See someone about
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: See someone about

B. For what purpose did you wish to meet with me?
A. I want to paddle you.
B. Please proceed; I might like it.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

Merriam Webster's TIme Traveller lists terms first found in print , among those of 1809 are "big brother", "hydrogenate", "stock market", "tropical storm" and "school district". Something was happening!
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: every day
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: every day

c. But boy, at night, you couldn't shut her up about them.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

tony h wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
But , for example, just doing a search for "carcase" may well end up with a completely different product.
For sure! You'll do better at the abattoir.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

The designer was light-fixture-challenged. I so agree with you! I really don't like hanging lights; if you decide to not have a table under them, you bump your head on it. ...and if you do have one over the table, it would be nice to actually have the table *under* it. Furthermore, two hanging ligh...
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

A favorite cabinet-term is carcase, the basic structure of a cabinet, less doors, drawers, and hardware...

The designer was light-fixture-challenged.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Cabinets

Base cabinets and upper cabinets.