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by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Keep up with
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Keep up with

I have heard both used and both are correct.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: open
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: open

Does 'to open a shirt' mean to unbutton it? Yes Does 'to close a shirt' mean to button it up? Not an expression I have ever heard If a man's shirt is unbuttoned and he pulls the two sides further apart, exposing his chest, how would one describe what he does? Does he open his shirt? Does he open it ...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Bank on it
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Bank on it

A bloke outside the pub told me that he was heavily overdrawn at the bank and they kept phoning him.

He said that he wished that they would just leave him a loan.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sand?
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Sand?

But, isn't the German word for "sand"... "Sand"?
by Bobinwales
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kitchen thing
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Kitchen thing

We would call them oven gloves in the UK.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Makeup
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Makeup

"Putting" is more colloquial.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: possessive
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: possessive

1. But I would have used some commas.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: No boundaries
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: No boundaries

Neither Steve, both are perfect.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Unusual clothes
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Unusual clothes

I would call it bloody ridiculous!
by Bobinwales
Sun May 31, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Diaper
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Diaper

I think it means, "Go away and get yourself cleaned up". In other words, "Come back when you are fresh".
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It may be worth mentioning that "diaper" is a word that is never used in the UK. A baby wears a nappy here.
by Bobinwales
Wed May 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Go for
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Go for

Bugger that! I retired 8 years ago and when I locked my office for the last time,
I swore that I would never enter one again and sit that side of the desk.
This retirement business is the best job I ever had. I do miss bank holidays though.
by Bobinwales
Wed May 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ordered them to
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: ordered them to

I am not happy with either of those.
by Bobinwales
Wed May 27, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: France or Argentina
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Re: France or Argentina

They all look fine to me.
by Bobinwales
Wed May 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: analphyxia
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Re: analphyxia

That sounds sensible to me.
by Bobinwales
Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pew
Replies: 11
Views: 2272

Re: Pew

Thank you Eric, I will try that.