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by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Juice
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Juice

My father used to say that his car was running out of juice when it needed petrol.
(Had he been American, it would have needed gasoline of course)
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: whoever
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: whoever

I can't see anything wrong with any of those.
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: altogether
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: altogether

It is an expression, it has no factual meaning.
by Bobinwales
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Alive alive o
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Alive alive o

Sorry Phil. I really enjoy bad jokes and puns and I have collected them, changed some and made some up all my life.
I even won a prize from BBC Radio Wales for one once.
by Bobinwales
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Alive alive o
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Alive alive o

There were two cockles bouncing along the sea bed. A mummy cockle, and bless him, a baby cockle! Suddenly some phytoplankton drifted by! Mummy cockle turned and sucked in the lot! Baby cockle who was hungry, and after all he was growing, complained, "Why didn't you save some of that for me?" Mummy c...
by Bobinwales
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: at the post office part II
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: at the post office part II

I wonder if it is worth chucking in what would probably happen in Wales. In the first place, we speak a language called "Wenglish". This was once described brilliantly as "English spoken through the medium of Welsh". And secondly, as there are thousands of us with the same surnames, Williams, Jones,...
by Bobinwales
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Slew hole
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Slew hole

I'm not at all sure if this helps.
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a fruit thing
Replies: 0
Views: 889

It's a fruit thing

A bloke in the pub asked if it was true that an apple a day kept the doctor away, or is it one of Granny's myths?
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: three of my teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: three of my teachers

The people who made me what I am, and one or two are still alive, are my old teachers.
I would say that an ex-teacher is someone who used to teach but doesn't any more.
by Bobinwales
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: high grades
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: high grades

1) I am trying to get as high grades as I can. I am trying to get the highest grades that I can. 2) I am trying to get grades as high as I can. It's not wrong I suppose, but it's not right either. 3) We don't make as expensive jackets as you do. No! 4) We don't make jackets as expensive as you do. ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: for whom
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: for whom

They all look fine to me. I would use "whom" quite happily in those circumstances.
Is the plural in "the only factors driving" a typing error?
by Bobinwales
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Children's toy
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Children's toy

It's called a climbing frame around here.
I'm with Bonniel and Erik, that one is dangerous.
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Texas syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Re: Texas syndrome

My wife is from Yorkshire and she is teaching me the language.
I can now say, "OW MUCH?" like a native.
by Bobinwales
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Baby
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Baby

Do you think that I could patent the idea Erik?
Or has it already been done?
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Baby
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Baby

BonnieL wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:01 pm From my own experience I would say that babies of any size are difficult!
I had two babies and didn't have any trouble at either birth.