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by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: rabble-rouser
Replies: 6
Views: 2692

Re: rabble-rouser

I'm not sure what version was being looked-at "many years ago", but the KJV and NIV and Zondervan Greek Interlinear don't have rabble in Acts 17. "Rabble" appears twice in the NIV Old Testament, though...and of course, that is not necessarily the term in the original or early copies. What version we...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Removing your hair
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Removing your hair

4. TSA has confiscated my scissors, which is unfortunate for you, because I may have to remove your hair another way.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drunk
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Drunk

Thank you Stevenloan.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anyone who saw
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: anyone who saw

Yes, though if you'd written "banana-peel"; anyone'd've picked it up.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drunk
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Drunk

Which is your country?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: phone line breaking up
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: phone line breaking up

a.How did that happen?
b.How did that happen?


c.I can't see how to delete.
d.I can't see how to delete.



Sorry.
Sorry.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Authoress

Thanks for the back-references.
History - it's all new again!
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: look like Peter Pan
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: look like Peter Pan

..or as the satirical commercial posts at the bottom of one frame, "Actors - NOT real people".
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The most real estate
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: The most real estate

"majority landholder" would work.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A negative affect
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: A negative affect

Everything is new again!
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Authoress

You're the best!
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Authoress

"It would be very odd to see "author/authoress" go in the opposite direction." Could mean "we seem increasingly to have been seeing a trend towards the use of 'authoress' for both men and women". Which, of course you did not mean. Though I have noticed the trend toward the feministically-over-compen...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: since I left the army
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: since I left the army

One interesting aspect of the answer to the repetitive question is that, given the chance to intonate audibly the sentences, one could obviate the question of meaning and vaporize any ambiguity.
The limitation of print leads some to add indicators like "/s" to their scrawls.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Authoress

Probably those who were not nominated had knotty-knickers.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: box to store rare stones
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: box to store rare stones

You had to bring cats into it as well.
Bella and Arwen conduct nocturnal conferences against us.