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by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Doors down
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Doors down

"Next door but one" is still in common use here.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It Happened in Pisa
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: It Happened in Pisa

It is a little beauty.
Knowing my usual train of thoughts, I probably searched for "Pisa". But that should have shown up as well.
Anyway. Lesson learned!
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: High-tech
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: High-tech

I worked for Swansea Council. Not at all high tech. Just a desk, computer and telephone.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Articulated buses
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Articulated buses

They were used in Swansea (the nearest city to the village where I live) a few years back and were an unmitigated disaster.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It Happened in Pisa
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: It Happened in Pisa

Sorry Phil.
I "remembered" it from an old file of mine. I actually checked to see if it had been used before.
I obviously didn't search correctly!
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It Happened in Pisa
Replies: 8
Views: 184

It Happened in Pisa

Have you ever been to Pisa? Many years ago, I was touring Italy with a friend and we went there. That was in the days when you could still go up the tower. The place was seething with tourists going "Oh, my God, it really leans. No, I mean it reeeally leans!". We stood at the end of a queue and shuf...
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Out of the firing pan
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Out of the firing pan

I like that one Erik.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: How you read it.
Replies: 1
Views: 225

How you read it.

There is a man in our village by the name of Edward Deidde. He spent his entire life explaining that his surname was "deed".
He collapsed yesterday and was airlifted to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Flat tire / a puncture
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Flat tire / a puncture

A lot of cars these days do not carry a spare. The one we have now does not. Instead we have an aerosol can that does some sort of repair to get us to the nearest safe spot.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not so much
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: not so much

I would say, none at all.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Shoot
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Shoot

Steven, "shoot" used like that is a minced oath. What the speaker would like to say is "Oh shit!", but is too polite.
In a situation like that, I would have said, "Damn I forgot", "Bugger I forgot", "Sod it I forgot" "Blast I forgot". None of which are minced, but the bloody list is endless.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A bottle of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: A bottle of wine

"Does Britain refer to England or the UK as a whole?"
England is a part of Britain, as is Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
WIKIPEDIA gets it right.
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Sleep paralysis
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Sleep paralysis

Have a look HERE
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A bottle of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: A bottle of wine

" When I mentioned England, I meant the four countries (England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland). " I thought that that is what you meant Steven and you are very wrong. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, " The UK " for short, is made up of the four nations that you list (Southern...
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Coffin
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Coffin

I never knew that. I wonder if it relates to the shape, and in that case which came first?