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by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wear a jacket either way
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Wear a jacket either way

I would call it a reversible jacket. As apparently does this manufacturer.
http://www.gearist.com/2014/11/03/revie ... mens-mens/
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: another 'any' question
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: another 'any' question

Yes. It can have both those meanings.
by Bobinwales
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: we have anything you need
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: we have anything you need

I would say, "everything a mother needs".
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Boat

We have been away on a short trip into England, so I wasn't able to do much to help Steven with his query.
I found THIS FOOTAGE from way back of coracle fishing on the River Teifi (not the spelling in the film!) a long time ago. There are still coracle fishermen in Wales, but not very many now.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Boat

You are right of course, Bob should have answered that! I am away in Yorkshire at the moment and a little bit out of electronic touch!
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: A baby

As Bonnie says, in this day and age we call them "babies". If I had to label the little mite, I would say "illegitimate". . I have to point out that "parents don't have a legal marriage license" is simply wrong. We would say "the parents are not married". In Britain a licence (note the UK spelling) ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Ancestors

1. What do you call a woman who was born in the US but immigrates to the UK? 2. What do you call a woman who has American ancestors but was born and lives in the UK? Your answers would be highly appreciated. Steven, I would simply call the first woman, "American born" and the second "British". I am...
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Back to the tough stuff: prepositions
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Back to the tough stuff: prepositions

Welcome back.
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Discussion

It just means that the speaker doesn't want to talk about it and will not change his/her stance under any circumstances.
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Nottingham
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Nottingham

After telling you about playing in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham thought that I would tell you about another incident on the same trip, I was playing for Dwy Droed Chwith (Two Left Feet) who had been invited to dance at a music festival, much of which was outdoors. Our first set was in the...
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Never there enough
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Never there enough

Will Bob soon be paying a visit there to check out the Larwood & Voce, I wonder? I haven't been to Nottingham for years, but did investigate some pubs including Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem during my last trip. I was there in a band playing the music for a Welsh clog dancing team. We went into the pub...
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: restrictive/non-restrictive
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: restrictive/non-restrictive

The only thing that was left in the house was the piano and that was too heavy to be carried by one person.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Beer

Have a read HERE.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Missing

I have changed the Merlot for a Malbec, and my laptop, complete with a new keyboard, is back home with me.
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Missing

Just in case anyone has missed me, my laptop is in hospital. It has had a very unfortunate altercation with a glass of Merlot I expect to be back in the land of the virtual next week.