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by Bobinwales
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a funny language
Replies: 0
Views: 26

It's a funny language

What's the problem? It is a straightforward language after all.

There was an old woman from Slough,
Who developed a terrible cough.
So she drank half a pint
Of warm honey and mint,
But sadly, she didn’t pull through.
by Bobinwales
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The pub again
Replies: 3
Views: 122

The pub again

A bloke in the pub told me that he was feeling very worried about all the stuff going on around his life. His job, his finances, climate change, what is happening in Washington, Moscow, North Korea, Europe, the Middle East, May, Trump, Brexit, Brexit and then there is Brexit. But on his way home he ...
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lots of cigarettes
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Lots of cigarettes

I smoked 20 a day for most of my life but then I met Margaret in 2002. She is an ex-smoker, and that was then end of me as a smoker.
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kilometers
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Kilometers

This thread has shown why in the UK we spell things as we do.
An odometer can measure kilometres.
In other words, a meter measures metres.
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Three drinks behind
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Three drinks behind

I think he thought that he was being clever. He seems to be suggesting that if everyone had at least three drinks that they would be relaxed enough to be friendlier and make more sense.

Perhaps he had had more than three drinks when he said it!
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: J S Bach

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by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lots of cigarettes
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Lots of cigarettes

With cigarette prices being what they are in the UK, I would have thought a good a good description would be, "Skint"!
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The pub.
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: The pub.

Sologamy sounds an interesting concept. If she sleeps with someone, is it adultery? Can she divorce herself? If she does, can she have a maintenance order? :D

I love the fact that she chose a Unitarian church though. :wink:
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes hangers
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Clothes hangers

Much the same in Wales and Scotland Tony.
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The pub.
Replies: 4
Views: 319

The pub.

A bloke in the pub told me that he had been given a locket for his birthday. He put his own photograph in it because he wanted to be independent.
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: ties and T-shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: ties and T-shirts

Ties and T shirts most definitely do not go in pairs.
https://www.brother2brother.co.uk/men-c ... ite-p12989
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes hangers
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Clothes hangers

Nice one Tony. I always smile when I hear the word, "pants" in Amglish.
For the benefit of non native speakers, pants in American English are trousers in the UK, Australia, New Zealand etc. "Pants" to us are underwear.
by Bobinwales
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: J S Bach

Thanks Phil.
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: J S Bach

Precisely the reason I asked the question Tony. We say Cologne, they say Köln, I realise that because the ch pronunciation that I use does not come easily to a lot of people who were not brought up with it, that the more usual English version would not be the one I use. I would guess that something ...
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 11
Views: 965

J S Bach

This morning when I was listening to the radio I heard the presenter say that the music that had just been played was Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bark (sic). I have always pronounced the ‘ch’ like the Scottish ‘loch’. Or pretty obviously for me, the same as the Welsh ‘bach’ (it ...