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by tony h
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: February
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: February

For me the r is there, only a light dash.
by tony h
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more than you are
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: more than you are

azz wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 am
I would like to see if that would work as a plural form of:
He is more of a teacher than you.

Many thanks.
They are more of a teacher than you are.
by tony h
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: punpunpun.com
Replies: 0
Views: 28

punpunpun.com

Just came across this note the quality of the puns is bad or worse with occasional glimpses of medium. But the event sounds rather fun.
http://www.punpunpun.com/
by tony h
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High-rise building activity
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: High-rise building activity

Umbrellas sell well at street level.
by tony h
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High-rise building activity
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: High-rise building activity

Ok Erik, challenge accepted. I was going to agree with you but then I noticed that there were no ropes only short safety lines. So technically it is simply "walking". Admittedly from the 88th floor of the Jinmai tower. You can find out more about it here https://www.designboom.com/architecture/glass...
by tony h
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It could be lonely
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: It could be lonely

Cheers
by tony h
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: On words and meaning

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Tony, what do you mean by 'between cuffs': "The differences between England and America between cuffs, ...." ?
Oh dear, my understanding, is that Americans call "turn-ups" on trousers "cuffs", whereas the British have "cuffs" on shirts.
by tony h
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photographic memory
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Photographic memory

I wonder if the concept of what we call a photographic/eidetic memory actually existed before the invention of photography. I think you have encapsulated the puzzle implicit in my question. I don't remember coming across a description of anyone that would suggest a photographic memory in writings b...
by tony h
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: On words and meaning

Excellent. I am with him on that. It is just when I travel to a foreign place I try and learn something about the locals. The differences between England and America between cuffs, how to disagree and to table (in a meeting) are things one has to learn or be misunderstood. As I said, in my original ...
by tony h
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photographic memory
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Photographic memory

Just wondering what a photographic memory was called before the invention of photography.
by tony h
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 153

On words and meaning

There is an odd little book, of painfully little literary merit, which I have now read three times. Why I have read the book is that in the last year I have been encouraged to find out about Asperger’s (Autism Spectrum) and, at a point where I can see the finish line predicted in Psalms 90, I have b...
by tony h
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Motoring
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Motoring

I have failed to understand the joke. :?
by tony h
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: crack any code
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: crack any code

Bobinwales wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Yes.
Well said. I read them twice and decided to go for a lie down trying not to wonder at the opportunities for a side chick.
by tony h
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: On the side
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: On the side

Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:28 pm
I have never heard the expression "a side chick" before.
Bob, neither had I. But, it appears to be a type of mistress: ... https://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Side-Chick
by tony h
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: in order not to see...
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: in order not to see...

In the above "to not see" are ok.

Also:
-you were told not to see him.
- you were told not to not go.