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by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: committing no crime/having committed no crime
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: committing no crime/having committed no crime

"But" is a good word.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: She Loves You
Replies: 0
Views: 13

She Loves You

I met a bloke in the pub who told me that he is a Beatles fan. He eats, drinks and breathes the Beatles, he plays their music constantly, the walls of all the rooms in his house are covered with posters and he has a copy of every record they ever made except one. I think he needs Help.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: life-saved
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: life-saved

Verbing isn't always bad. It is usually painful. This one is abdominal.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: drag / in drag / drag queen
Replies: 9
Views: 13196

Re: drag / in drag / drag queen

Welcome Rey. The word "fag" in the UK refers to a cigarette not a gay man, so I have to say that your assumption is unlikely.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Steak
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Steak

It is not an expression that I have ever heard.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Jobs

Not here Steven.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: blind men on galloping horses
Replies: 23
Views: 15588

Re: blind men on galloping horses

Glorious story Tony.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Peachy
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Peachy

When I was a kid, "coloured" covered a multitude, and did it effectively,
In the same way that "blonde" or"bald did.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boxes of pies stacked up
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Boxes of pies stacked up

They look like pizzas to me not pies but I could be wrong.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just a Minute rules ...
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Just a Minute rules ...

For what it is worth, I agree with you Tony.
I wouldn't allow "monkey" and "monkeys" either.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Neologism - volunteeriat
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Neologism - volunteeriat

Thank you Erik. I think my colleague has done me a favour. :D
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Neologism - volunteeriat
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Neologism - volunteeriat

I was at a political meeting last night. One of the speakers gave us a word, which he said was Catalan, to describe the army of volunteers that is required to do almost anything these days. A group of volunteers - The VOLUNTEERIAT. I think it is brilliant.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The rain
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: The rain

It has stopped raining.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: loved so
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: loved so

I wouldn't use either, and would raise my eyebrows if anyone said it to me.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Restaurant roof
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Restaurant roof

I would say, "temporary"!
It certainly wouldn't last long.