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by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High-rise building activity
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: High-rise building activity

So these crackpots have actually paid good money to be scared out of their wits.
I wonder if there is someone inside selling underwear.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It could be lonely
Replies: 2
Views: 52

It could be lonely

I was struggling to make friends, so I bought a book called “How to Make People Like You”.
It turned out that it was all about cloning.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Motoring
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Motoring

I am truly sorry my friends, but that one appealed immensely to my sense of humour.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: On the side
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: On the side

tony h wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Bob, neither had I. But, it appears to be a type of mistress: ... https://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Side-Chick
We have an expression here that sums up my thinking on the word, "Well! There you are then!*.
I don't think that my vocabulary will be expanding to make room for that one. :D
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: crack any code
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: crack any code

Yes.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: On the side
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: On the side

"He probably has someone on the side". A bit blunt there Steven. Perhaps something along the lines of, "You don't think that he is seeing someone?" might be a bit more gentle.
I have never heard the expression "a side chick" before.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Clothes

Depending on the age of the child, jim-jams is also an option.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: is nobody
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: is nobody

As far as I can see they are all grammatical and usable in the right circumstances.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Motoring
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Motoring

It seems that Audi is set to produce new model. The car that is specially designed to promote friendliness and courtesy. The Yadoo should be available next year.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: unami

tony h wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:51 pm
I thought enjoying being pedantic is almost a qualification for membership of this site.
True, very true.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dome stainless steel thing
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Dome stainless steel thing

No it wouldn't! :P
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by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: POTTER/PUTTER?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: POTTER/PUTTER?

We very definitely potter,
by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: unami

Now the scientist Ken quotes is called Davis. A Welsh name if ever I heard one. I hate being pedantic but DAVIES is the more usual Welsh spelling and in Welsh it is DAFIS. I admit that we do occasionally come across a Davis but it is quite rare. Spencer Davis of 60s fame, changed the spelling of hi...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: It's only a car
Replies: 0
Views: 91

It's only a car

I was talking to a bloke in the pub who told me that when he was in work last week his boss drove up in a brand new Porsche. The bloke told his boss how mtuch he liked the car and the boss said, "Well, if you work hard as you can, fulfil your contracts and never miss a day's work, I can have another...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: unami

In my bit of South Wales we have always kept the seaweed for ourselves, we would never share it with cattle!
This is laverbread. It is traditionally served with bacon and fried cockles for breakfast.
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