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by Bobinwales
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not the same time
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: not the same time

Yes.
But why would you want to?
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: who were my teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: who were my teachers

Frankly, I wouldn't use any of them. "One point" is wrong word for me, I would say "some time".
So changing "one point" to "some time", (a) is the least cumbersome.
"Everyone" is a good word to consider using too.
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: currently sat
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: currently sat

It is simply a colloquial construction. Very bad English of course, but sadly not uncommon.
by Bobinwales
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Car knapping
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Car knapping

She started to panic. Her keys weren't in her pockets or handbag. Suddenly she realised that she must have left them in the car. Frantically she headed for the carpark. Her husband had scolded her many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. Obviously he was afraid that the car could be stolen. ...
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Purely out of curiosity: loth/loath
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Purely out of curiosity: loth/loath

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:46 am
(The not unrelated verb, of course, is spelled loathe.)
All those years. It doesn't half make you feel a twit!
I suppose all I can say is, "Never again!".
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cute chair
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Cute chair

Hanging chair. Swing chair. Egg chair.
All work apparently.
Have a look HERE.
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Purely out of curiosity: loth/loath
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Purely out of curiosity: loth/loath

I tend to use 'loathe', but as for the squiggle, remember that although our UK spellcheckers are correct most of the time they are set up by people who speak, and spell, American English. I often wonder what happens with French, German etc. spellcheckers.
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tinfoil hat
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: tinfoil hat

I have never heard of a tinfoil hat. Tricorn hat however...
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by Bobinwales
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Vignette
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Vignette

Can I make a suggestion Stevem? When you ask these quite reasonable questions that you tell us what they are called where you come from, with an appropriate clue as to the English version. :D
by Bobinwales
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Very Big Worry
Replies: 2
Views: 115

A Very Big Worry

I was once told about an American man who spent a very promiscuous time in the Far East; for reasons of his own he did not use a condom for the entire time he was there. . A week after arriving back home in the States, he woke one morning to find his nether region covered with bright green and purpl...
by Bobinwales
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Alcoholic container
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Alcoholic container

It isn't an alcoholic container, an "alcohol container" perhaps.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Glove
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Glove

He is wearing a falconers gauntlet Steven.
http://www.themodernapprentice.com/glove.htm
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grammar
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Grammar

The first person to put a cloth cap on the door was given a Nobel prize.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grammar
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Grammar

The importance of grammar.

My wife said, "There's a man knocking the door with a cloth cap".
I said "No wonder I didn't hear him".
by Bobinwales
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Exploration
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Exploration

One bright day two explorers were walking through the jungle when they come to a clearing. Standing on top of a dead elephant was a pigmy. " What has happened here?”, asked one of the explorers. "I killed it with my club" said the pigmy. "Good grief”, exclaimed the explorer, “Where is your club and ...