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by Bobinwales
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Long jacket
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: Long jacket

My trench coat looks like this. I wish I did.
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I would have called Beckham's a great coat,
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by Bobinwales
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: standing in the doorway
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: standing in the doorway

1) The building was destroyed using modern explosives. Ungainly, but saying what you want 3) This painting was painted applying paint with a spray. This painting was painted by applying paint with a spray. 4) This painting was painted by John applying paint with a spray. Ungainly, but saying what yo...
by Bobinwales
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fruits
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Fruits

That about sums it up Erik.
by Bobinwales
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: The Dibble
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: The Dibble

That is interesting. And even more interesting to watch,and see if it spreads.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fruits
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Fruits

As far as I can tell they are both PERSIMMONS. I know and have eaten the first one, but I don't know the second.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Smoking device
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Smoking device

That is quite a long name for such a thing Steven. I think that if we were to give it a name, certainly I cannot imagine us using the Vietnamese name. I think that Tony has it with "Vietnamese pipe".
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: The bones of his ass
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: The bones of his ass

It is quite a usual expression here, I use it myself. Always arse though, ass is a donkey, but I have noticed that it is one of the Americanism galloping into UK English.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why English is so hard to learn
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Why English is so hard to learn

My Welsh is appalling, but I will ask some of my friends if there are any instances in that language.
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Smoking device
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Smoking device

Steven, could you have a try of spelling what you call the pipe using English letters please?
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sea change
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Sea change

It is good to see you back Ken. You have been missed.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Wine

Bonny! Someone in your family owns a winery and you don't drink? What a waste of a relation! :D
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: that was so that...
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: that was so that...

Your "black" sentences are correct.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: asked that he should
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: asked that he should

Why would you want to change your "black" statements? They are better than your alternatives.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: be happy
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: be happy

a and b are considerably better than your alternatives which would not be used in colloquial conversation.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fighting for
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Fighting for

That is fine Steven.