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by Bobinwales
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Apples' thing
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Apples' thing

I would call then, "A monumental waste of valuable plastic that should be universally banned".
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Star Trek

Don't forget that the say after Starwars Day, May the 4th, is the Return of the Fifth.
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 554

Re: Cabinets

We in the UK would be much more likely refer to a "carcass" not a "carcase".
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: everything/anything
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: everything/anything

Yes.
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: As Time Goes By
Replies: 0
Views: 93

As Time Goes By

Once upon a time a group of men who, all turning 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch to jointly celebrate their milestone. Finally they agreed that they would meet at Wetherspoons in Uxbridge because the waitresses had big breasts and wore mini-skirts. Ten years later, with 50 looming, th...
by Bobinwales
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Office device
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Office device

I used the things when I was young, but I think that Health and Safety kicked in and replacements became impossible. Having said that I see bill spikes are still available and are for sale. I wonder if that is where Charles Dickens got the inspiration for the name Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist. As for ...
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

Thank you Erik. Please consider it stolen. Or under the circumstances, should I say stollen?
And Tony, it was indeed a genuine headline. Here you go/
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: glug
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: glug

tony h wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:09 pm
show it the water (threaten the whisky) but don't put any in.
I once read that W C Fields idea of a martini was to pour a gin into a glass and pass the vermouth cork over it.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: chip on or chip off
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

Re: chip on or chip off

This is the first two page thread that we have had for a while.
It really good to see you back Jim :D
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Well it could be
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Well it could be

A bloke in the pub told me that he suffers from xenophobia.
In his mind he is sure that he caught it off some foreigner.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: chip on or chip off
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

Re: chip on or chip off

I would say the it had a chip in it.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Sportsman’s Double
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Sportsman’s Double

Excellent. Absolutely excellent!
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pie-hole
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: pie-hole

Probably "cake hole" or "gob" would fit the bill Jim.
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Make a deal over something
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: Make a deal over something

I want to keep it quiet and not make a fuss.