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by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Apples' thing
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Apples' thing

circumappelatice
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Food becomes garbage
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Food becomes garbage

When does food become garbage?
How close to the sink?
If you eat some yogurt in a bowl, and approach the sink to rinse the bowl, rinse the bowl, but not dump the water, but drink it, have you done a new thing? Pushed-back the timing a bit?
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 19
Views: 365

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: 19
Views: 365

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: 184

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: 19
Views: 365

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: 68

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: 19
Views: 365

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: 211

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: 19
Views: 365

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: 19
Views: 365

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: 19
Views: 365

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: 19
Views: 365

Re: Cabinets

Base cabinets and upper cabinets.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: over thirty
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: over thirty

The cheerleading-team's pyramid was ridiculously broad-based, with three women over thirty.
(Not to offend any broads.)
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: was to have solved
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: was to have solved

c. would be more correct: He was the man who was to have solved the problem, but he hadn't done anything.