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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: 124

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: 649

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: 1491

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: 288

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: 1491

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: 525

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: 996

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: 731

Re: Make a deal over something

I want to keep it quiet and not make a fuss.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Piece of fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Piece of fabric

I haven't got a clue.
I have seen them of course, but never given them a thought.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: people in Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: people in Italy

You are saying that everyone in Italy works hard and gets paid well.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pie-hole
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: pie-hole

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:02 am
Origin? Why pie?
Welcome back. You have been missed. Please don't go again.
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Double Decker
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Double Decker

by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: frequently
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: frequently

It is not correct.
by Bobinwales
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Paper thing with a handle
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Paper thing with a handle

I would call it a banner or a placard.
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sonogram
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Sonogram

Stevenloan wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:51 pm
By the way, could you guys please tell me what trolley means by "indoor or outdoor plumbing?"
Trolley was being rude Steven. It is all to do with sitting or being able to stand for a certain function. :D