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by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: An operation
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: An operation

As the wee chick remarked, "Marmalade an egg."

WoZ with the Legions
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chair
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Chair

Well there you go. You learn something all the time.

WoZ seated
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Rider
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Rider

In Aus we use an additional term, viz mono, as in the sentence, "He pulled a mono."

WoZ whose love life is mono
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Coffee

Steve the two things you speak of are entirely different to me. "I like drinking coffee with milk" >> For me this means coffee that has been made as drip filter or percolated or even instant but essentially as a water based coffee. Then a person adds the amount of milk that they require from a dribb...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pineapple
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Pineapple

Steve I would use the would tangy or tart , Both of these words encompass an acidic feel in the mouth. Depending upon the individual it can be unpleasant. This is often offset in fruit salads by the inclusion of a sweeter fruit, eg mango. On medical and other matters you can't put pineapple in a jel...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Watches
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Watches

Steve the one thing I would add to trolley's answer is in regard to the second watch. In Aus this would be referred to as a sports watch due to the multiple functions available, viz stopwatch, countdown, multiple time zone, deep waterproof etc. As an aside this is the exact watch I had when I used t...
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Mouse

Ah Phil it came to pass that I was accepted into the Macaque family. The first time the female reached through the bars to touch my beard I nearly had a heart attack. But when I moved back she began fleaing me. This did not go down well with the Alpha male who really turned it on with a major displa...
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Bottle

Whole bunch with natural yeast and basket pressed? Imported no less from Burgundy, Otago, Tasmania and even Oregon. Spare nothing Bob to get the very best fruit juice.

WoZ who dribbles in fruit juice too
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Negative
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Negative

But definitely an American term. Aussies tend to use the old fashioned "no". Me? I might reply, "Does the word no have any meaning for you?" or "The word no springs to mind."

WoZ being negativised
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Brochures
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Brochures

Geez Bob in my day a chugger was a bloke who could put away his beer fast.

WoZ who's been known to chug-a-lug
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Under a rock
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Under a rock

Steve I think that is one of the most inventive sentences you have ever constructed. You are really getting a handle on this english language thing. Well done mate.

WoZ crawling out from under his warm rock
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Bottle

Steve, you have to realise that Bob is still on the bottle.

WoZ with a long neck
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Saw-tooth axles
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Saw-tooth axles

Steve, gidday mate, to get into the mood I suggest you go and listen to Gene Autry , a famous cowboy, sing his hit I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle. A classic.

WoZ moseying along
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Round thing hair
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Round thing hair

Rollers came in a large variety of sizes depending what effect was desired; from a gentle wave to a tight curl. They made great things to build toy forts with and knock over with marbles. My sister did lose it a bit when upon her return home she found that our pet cocker spaniel was in the process o...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Mouse

One of my jobs when working my way through Uni was as "The Keeper of the Lab Rats." The Psychology Faculty had a very large mischief, I prefer a gnaw, of rats, both white and saddleback. I fed them, cleaned their boxes, recorded the births, counted the offspring and took baby rats into the library t...