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by tony h
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Finger food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 9005

Re: Finger food for thought

Politics! When the subject here turns to politics I always feel I am in a Labour party social club as the only considered-Conservative. :)
by tony h
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sofa
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Sofa

The technique creates pockets rather than holes. It is called buttoning or button tufting. The general design of the sofa is a Chesterfield.

You might enjoy these links:
https://youtu.be/wrJun85jckU


https://www.sofasofa.co.uk/blog/The-His ... ield-Sofas
by tony h
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Convenience shops
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Convenience shops

It depends where you live. No shops open 24/7 around here. 7am to 7pm or 7am to 10pm are more common.
by tony h
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nothing good
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Nothing good

It would work. There maybe a more pithy way to say it.
by tony h
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chrome circle
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Chrome circle

The technical difficulty seems to be that travelchannel.com restricts its content to certain countries (for licencing reasons) and it is not available in the UK.

Unless you can find the image on another website, which is available, then we are stuffed.
by tony h
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: for what he did to you
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: for what he did to you

1) He is a bad person for what he did to you.
2) He is not a good person for what he did to you.


They can mean the same but comparatively 1 makes him worse than 2. There maybe some excuse for 2.
by tony h
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chrome circle
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Chrome circle

I can't see the picture.
by tony h
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Big pieces of fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Big pieces of fabric

Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:55 am
We don't have them, they wouldn't last a fortnight in our climate, but if we did I think we would probably call one a blind.
Or a screen.
by tony h
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Eulogy for lost friends
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Eulogy for lost friends

I completely understand. We have "downsized" a couple of times and each time the greatest loss to me has been the books. I have had to replace some of them but the copy is not "my copy" and it doesn't have the magic or emotion of the original. One I replaced I bought on ebay "good condition". The ve...
by tony h
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Big pieces of fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Big pieces of fabric

It is noren door curtain.

You can find more in many places. Here is one ...
https://matcha-jp.com/en/1933
by tony h
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: n incident in 1997
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: n incident in 1997

No.
by tony h
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Microphone
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Microphone

Ken, this version is known round here as a "hamster on a stick"

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by tony h
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Microphone
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Microphone

It isn't a new thing ...

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by tony h
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Worse
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Worse

There are various phrases which people use to buck people up:
- at least you have your health
- count your blessings

"Could have been worse" is another of these, slightly odd, supportive statements which are to help people look for opportunities rather than dwell on the calamity.
by tony h
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Microphone
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Microphone

I don't know what they are called but the purpose is more obvious in this photograph ...

They are essentially a name tag but also act as advertising if the person is on camera.

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