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by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Beer

Have a read HERE.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 119

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: 119

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.
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Appetite
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Appetite

I think that she would be more likely to say, "I've lost my appetite!".
If the brother had asked, "Why are you going?" she might well have replied, "I lost my appetite!".
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Beer

We don't have faucets in the UK, we have taps, so those are beer-taps.
A lot of us here prefer our beer alive, we call it "Real Ale". Real ale is served with a "Hand Pump".
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by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Cars

I was interested in Bonniel's reply as well. I have never in my life heard of a moonroof. Sunroofs, yes.
I assume that moonroof is an American term, it definitely isn't British.
You have me fascinated now Bonniel.

Interestingly, my spellchecker recognises sunroof but not moonroof.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A title on a ship
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: A title on a ship

Ah, now it gets confusing.
On a Royal Naval ship the term 'captain' is the job, not the rank. A captain can be a lieutenant. In answer to your question though Steven, the second in command would be called, "Number One". I don't know about American ships I'm afraid.
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A title on a ship
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: A title on a ship

I spent a lot of my early working years in shipping, twenty-eight of them actually, and I give you a mnemonic uttered with horrible regularity by the Chief Docks Foreman at Swansea Docks, "A boat goes on the boat-deck, a ship goes on the sea".
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Semi-aquatics
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Semi-aquatics

A man went into bar carrying a small cage. He put the cage on the bar and ordered a pint. The barman pulled the beer and asked, “What’s in the cage?” The man told him that it was his pet newt. “A newt!”, said the barman, “And does it have a name?” “Yes”, said the man, “His name is Tiny”. The barman ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Black hats
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Black hats

They are BEARSKINS Steven.
I understand that they are actually made from bear fur, but because of pressure, and expense, they are now being replaced with new ones made from artificial fur.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: North Korea

Thank you for the corrected spelling Erik. I thought it was bad enough with an 's', the 'z' makes it even worse.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 6
Views: 219

North Korea

An American gentleman said on BBC Television this morning that North Korea was intent on Missilisation.
I vote this to be the most horrible neologism of the year.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hide and seek
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Hide and seek

Only last week two of my grand daughters were playing together; running around noisily. One of them ran up to me, hit me on the leg and said, "You're it!"
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 2
Views: 140

A Cautionary Tale

Last night I felt decided to treat myself to a drop of whisky, so I set off on my bicycle to the off-licence to get a half bottle to keep me company. As I was riding back with the bottle balancing on the handlebars I realised how dangerous this was. The bottle could fall off and break, which would l...
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: other than that
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: other than that

Apart from meeting John, I have no idea what I will be doing next week.