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by Bobinwales
Fri May 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: conservative kidney
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: conservative kidney

My mother was in a maternity hospital in Gower and I wanted to be near her.
She lived her entire life in Manselton.
by Bobinwales
Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A person
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: A person

Excellent Tony. As Shelly used to say, outright prolonged laughter.
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Steven, I don't know. "Scrounger" springs to mind, but that just means someone who is always borrowing money, what happens to it does not come into the equation.

And by the way... "a person who doesn't have much money"
by Bobinwales
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: conservative kidney
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: conservative kidney

Welcome indeed Eliza, Croeso. My background... Born in Gower, brought up in Manselton, grew old in Pontardawe, married for the thrd time and moved to Alltwen, which is so close to Pontardawe that most people think that it is part of it. We do not have a drop of Irish blood, although I have tried to ...
by Bobinwales
Tue May 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Sad
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Sad

I met a bloke in the pub who was crying into his beer.
His new girlfriend is a psychic and has dumped him before they met.
by Bobinwales
Sun May 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: to pay and watch
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: to pay and watch

They are a bit clumsy.
We normally have to pay to see these stand-ups; but now we are meeting some of our favourites in person.
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Notice the UK spelling of "favourites".
by Bobinwales
Sun May 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Flash Language
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Flash Language

Excellent.
Interesting to see "pall" in there.
by Bobinwales
Sun May 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Pluck
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Pluck

Well done WoZ. I actually remember the area without so much as a blade of grass because of industrial poisoning. It is very different now.

The Swansea Valley is a classic glaciated U-Shaped valley, so the theory you suggest may well be the answer.
by Bobinwales
Sun May 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: spoony

And quite right too WoZ.
Nice to have you back.
by Bobinwales
Fri May 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bathroom device
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Bathroom device

From Wikipedia which is sometimes correct. . The earliest quotations mentioning squeegees in the Oxford English Dictionary refer to their use in cleaning decks on board ship: in 1844 a "squee gee" in an American book, in 1851 a "leathern squilgee" in Moby-Dick, and in 1867 in a British book by Admir...
by Bobinwales
Tue May 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a van for carrying
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: a van for carrying

I remember the days when you would have been given a pantechnicon.
by Bobinwales
Tue May 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All together
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: All together

I simply didn't like the style of writing. I found the same thing with Moby Dick. The stories and the plots are fine, but the writing was simply not to my taste, The Three Musketeers is another bad read, but in all fairness that could well be the translation.
by Bobinwales
Mon May 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All together
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: All together

Thanks everyone. I must say that I am surprised that it looks as though Trilby is probably the source. That book is one of a very few that have a special place in my library. It is one of only a few that I had to give up reading because it is so awful.
by Bobinwales
Sat May 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Reach
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Reach

Either is a very good method of telling someone that it would be a good idea if the answered their telephone once in a while!
by Bobinwales
Sat May 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: One who lives there entire life in one area
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: One who lives there entire life in one area

I have been looking to find a word that suggests that someone as lived their entire life there, but am having difficulty. I will keep looking.
by Bobinwales
Fri May 04, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: spoony

Thank you. I am flattered.