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by gdwdwrkr
Fri May 16, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Say it ain't so
Replies: 32
Views: 6574

Re: Say it ain't so

It's a stupid scientist goes down the majority view trail.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri May 16, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ..or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: ..or no?

Would that be id'nit? That's how we say it, still.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri May 16, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ..or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: ..or no?

I put toast in the toaster, so I do.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu May 15, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ..or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: ..or no?

Yes, reminds me of "Does that sound Central-European, or what?"
by gdwdwrkr
Thu May 15, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ..or no?
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

..or no?

This may be an old question or topic, but it is about something I just can't take anymore: Is this a Polish-Catholic old-lady idiom or am I imagining it?: Asking any question, to which the possible answers are basically "yes" or "no", and quickly adding "or no?" This seems to have been around foreve...
by gdwdwrkr
Thu May 15, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shellacking
Replies: 8
Views: 4985

Re: shellacking

A little more about shellac: The solvent for shellac is alcohol. Shiny candy (M&Ms) is coated with shellac. Shellac has been used in electronics as a stabilizing resin. The best and most expensive furniture finish ever developed is "French Polishing", which uses a teaspoon of shellac and a 55-gallon...
by gdwdwrkr
Wed May 14, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A question about elephants
Replies: 33
Views: 7031

Re: A question about elephants

Or just a slow slog to the boneyard.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed May 14, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: member of the public
Replies: 19
Views: 2949

Re: member of the public

Around here it is "Area woman" or "Area man". I remember a spoof in the 80s, a radio 'series' starring "Area Woman!".
Although this moniker narrows it down some.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue May 13, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A question about elephants
Replies: 33
Views: 7031

Re: A question about elephants

Play "If I Were a Rich Elephant".
by gdwdwrkr
Tue May 13, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: google and sms
Replies: 16
Views: 5730

Re: google and sms

An apostrocy.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 12, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Right versus Left
Replies: 22
Views: 7452

Re: Right versus Left

wrong again
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 12, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Right versus Left
Replies: 22
Views: 7452

Re: Right versus Left

Pen-collecting is a problem?
"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful....hate me because I'm more beautiful than you."
Who wrote the BBC article? A woman with a face for radio, probably.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 12, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Libertarian
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Libertarian

Maybe your questioning helped him grow up a little.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 12, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Libertarian
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Libertarian

Doesn't it come down to the individual modelling his opinions through actions, one-on-one?
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 11, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: throw under the bus
Replies: 11
Views: 5311

Re: throw under the bus

Amen. I'm just glad I'm not riding in the thing(we're all Bozos on this bus!).