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by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: useful for you to
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: useful for you to

Yes, but they are ungainly.
"You will find this book useful for understanding the basic concepts of physics".
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The pub again
Replies: 0
Views: 2

The pub again

A bloke in the pub told me that he had iron deficiency, that was why all of his shirts were creased.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Forgiveness application?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Forgiveness application?

I can't imagine it happening in the UK. Motor insurance is compulsory here, so the woman's ability to pay is irrelevant.
by Bobinwales
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Dealing with canvassers
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Dealing with canvassers

Once upon a time when I was out canvassing the bloke who opened the door to me said, "We are Jehovah's Witnesses and take no interest in politics".
I said, "Well, you come and bother me on my doorstep!". He wasn't impressed, and I have no idea if he did vote for me.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Squeeze in
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Squeeze in

There is a lovely Welsh word, "Cwtch" ('w' is a vowel in Welsh).
It can mean an enclosed space (the cupboard under the stairs for instance), or a cuddle. But if we were trying to get everyone into a photograph we might well say, "Cwtch up everyone".
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Divorce
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Divorce

I have never seen the word "exrays" before. I am not at all convinced that it exists.
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Describing someone as fat
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Describing someone as fat

I don't think that I have mentioned it before, but I have been appointed Town Crier of Pontardawe, and will shortly be leading the Father Christmas Parade. I have spoken to our Town Clerk because our Mayor has a similar waistline to mine, he is also bearded, to find out if he would be robed for the ...
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Describing someone as fat
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Describing someone as fat

"Overweight" is a useful word as well.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: enough painkillers
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: enough painkillers

Take enough painkiller so that you won't feel any pain.
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: bleeding ears
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: bleeding ears

Yes.
But "His left ear and nose were bleeding" is more natural.
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: worried
Replies: 1
Views: 2149

Re: worried

Yes.
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: and that I have read
Replies: 2
Views: 2433

Re: and that I have read

None of them are natural.
That is the book that I read which has a lot of information on the subject.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road
Replies: 4
Views: 3414

Re: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road

SCHRÖDINGER: The chicken is on both sides of the road.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Klicks
Replies: 6
Views: 3303

Re: Klicks

I have only ever hear the term in science fiction books.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waited till
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

Re: waited till

I would write, and say, "until" actually.