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by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Out of the firing pan
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Out of the firing pan

I like that one Erik.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: How you read it.
Replies: 1
Views: 171

How you read it.

There is a man in our village by the name of Edward Deidde. He spent his entire life explaining that his surname was "deed".
He collapsed yesterday and was airlifted to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Flat tire / a puncture
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Flat tire / a puncture

A lot of cars these days do not carry a spare. The one we have now does not. Instead we have an aerosol can that does some sort of repair to get us to the nearest safe spot.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not so much
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: not so much

I would say, none at all.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Shoot
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Shoot

Steven, "shoot" used like that is a minced oath. What the speaker would like to say is "Oh shit!", but is too polite.
In a situation like that, I would have said, "Damn I forgot", "Bugger I forgot", "Sod it I forgot" "Blast I forgot". None of which are minced, but the bloody list is endless.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A bottle of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: A bottle of wine

"Does Britain refer to England or the UK as a whole?"
England is a part of Britain, as is Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
WIKIPEDIA gets it right.
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Sleep paralysis
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Sleep paralysis

Have a look HERE
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A bottle of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: A bottle of wine

" When I mentioned England, I meant the four countries (England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland). " I thought that that is what you meant Steven and you are very wrong. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, " The UK " for short, is made up of the four nations that you list (Southern...
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Coffin
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Coffin

I never knew that. I wonder if it relates to the shape, and in that case which came first?
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A bottle of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: A bottle of wine

I have thought hard about writing this Steven, but I have decided to.
You asked, "What is the correct etiquette in England, Canada and The US". Did you mean England or the UK? I am a Welshman living in Wales, a nation and part of the UK as is Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.
by Bobinwales
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I might be dead
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: I might be dead

I might be dead by now if he hadn't helped me seems to trip off the tongue more easily.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A change of name
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: A change of name

You are very kind Erik. I admit that I do enjoy searching them out and making up a few of my own of course.
I do admit that most are collected elsewhere and crowbarred into the pub though.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A change of name
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: A change of name

It is good to see you there.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A change of name
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: A change of name

Do you ever visit The Bloke in the Pub now Erik?
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A change of name
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

A change of name

I met a man the other day who told me that he understood that some Americans called the toilet "The John". He said that he liked the idea but not the name, so he decided to refer to his toilet as the Jim. Now he tells everyone that he goes to the Jim every morning. Apparently, his next-door neighbou...