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by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waited till
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: waited till

I would write, and say, "until" actually.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes hanger
Replies: 13
Views: 5157

Re: Clothes hanger

I have long held a theory that the rings around Saturn are comprised of lost socks.
Uranus also has rings, much lighter and younger than Saturn's... television remote controls!
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's laughable
Replies: 0
Views: 49

It's laughable

A bloke in the pub told me that if you boil a funny bone you get laughing stock. He thought he was being humerus.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Are we there yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Are we there yet?

Then we went into a restaurant and asked the waitress how to pronounce the name of where we were.
She said, "Burrrgerr Kiingg".
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: in which
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: in which

No.
I would probably say something along the lines of, "There has been a terrible accident. We don't know how many people were hurt".
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Perdaughter
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Perdaughter

I did say that it was a bad joke.
However I did find it interesting that the Isle of Man is also called Mann, so it picks up an extra 'n' for some reason that I have yet to discover.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Perdaughter
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Perdaughter

Phil White wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Bobinwales wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Any comments?
BARF!!!
ABSO-BLOODY-LUTELY!
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Perdaughter
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Perdaughter

I was making a very bad joke about having a holiday of the Isle of Person, "it used to be called the Isle of Man before political correctness took over", and it was pointed out that the Isle of Perdaughter would be better. A new word! So I looked it up and got this. perchild An extremely politically...
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Wizards on Mann
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Wizards on Mann

Trying again! I met up with David Porter, better known as the Wizard of Oz on the Isle of Man last week. He and his wife were visiting from Australia, so we just had to arrange a meet, and the Isle of Man it was! We didn't notice the bloke at the bar. He looks somewhat busy. . WoZ is in the green sh...
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: didn't like him for
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: didn't like him for

I didn't like him for talking curtly to my husband.
Can only mean, "I didn't like him and the reason was that he talked curtly to my husband".

It could also mean that she didn't like it that he spoke curtly, but that had no relevance to how she felt about him otherwise.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: verb agreement
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: verb agreement

I would say that all of them are correct.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flyers door to door
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Flyers door to door

I would call him, "The bloke who delivers flyers".
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a book
Replies: 1
Views: 512

It's a book

A bloke in the pub told me that when he was in the library, he saw a little girl take out a book called Advice for Young Mothers. “Why do you want a book like that?” he asked her and she replied, “I collect moths”.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Respect - Polite - Forgive
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Respect - Polite - Forgive

I can't think of any, Steven.
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: has the meaning...
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: has the meaning...

I agree, but having said that I would have accepted the explanation if the writer had used inverted commas (quotation marks).
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"Face" has the meaning as in the saying "to lose face".