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by trolley
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: As Time Goes By
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: As Time Goes By

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner.
by trolley
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 1001

Re: Authoress

Phil wrote: “If I say that my best friend works at the checkout in a supermarket, you have already guessed that my best friend is female. Wrong! I don't have any friends, but the point is valid: "works at checkout" = female. And the more enlightened among us may manage to correct our first assumptio...
by trolley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: negation and numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: negation and numbers

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:53 pm
e. The entire population of Earth, except for twenty people, showed up for opening night.
meaning not even the entire population of Earth showed up on opening night....
leaving open the possibility than Venus and Mars had a 100% turn-out
by trolley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 1001

Re: Authoress

I use "warehouse worker", now. I'm happy to see any discussion going on here. I think Bob, Erik, Tony, Phil and I had pretty well heard all of each other's stories by now. If it wasn't for Steven, Navi and Azz asking questions there wouldn't have been much going on at all. It's refreshing to have yo...
by trolley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 1001

Re: Authoress

Shelley, no. I didn't post that to stir up some crap, just for fun. I truly had forgotten all about that previous discussion (but it was an interesting read). I agree with your statement that context often clears up ambiguity. That's why the use of authoress seemed odd to me. We already had been mad...
by trolley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Recent events in Norfolk
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Recent events in Norfolk

"A Palace spokesperson said the duke's hospital visit confirmed he had "no injuries of concern"."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rObSWkQA7og
by trolley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anyone who saw
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: anyone who saw

I'm not sure if there is any science behind it, but I seem to differentiate then by thickness (or, at least amount of protection they offer) Tomatoes, grapes, onions and peaches have skins. Potatoes, apples, oranges, and bananas have peels. I know that some people say that an orange has a rind but I...
by trolley
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: rabble-rouser
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

Re: rabble-rouser

It's right there in the lyrics of Jesus Christ Superstar...and that was written in English :D

PRIEST 1:
That man is in town right now to whip up some support

PRIEST 2:
A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort

ALL:
He is dangerous !

CROWD ( outside ):
Jesus Christ Superstar....
by trolley
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Manners
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Manners

I did, Tony. Thanks. Interesting that those two sayings seem to be saying two different things. "Have you been visiting....(and picking up all their bad habits)" and "Do you need a visit...(for a refresher on good manners)".
by trolley
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drunk
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Drunk

There are plenty of things that my generation thought differently about, years ago, but then we grew up. I wonder how Pete and Roger really feel when they sing that song, today.
by trolley
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Manners
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Manners

I had to go and look that up. I thought maybe you had gone for a nap and were going to finish the thought later. I was too curious to wait. :shock:
by trolley
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Office chairs
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Office chairs

a poof, eh?
by trolley
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Why Americans spell the way they do :)
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Why Americans spell the way they do :)

I always assumed that they were just too busy to waste time on letters that weren't really necessary. Living right upstairs, for the past 60 odd years, I'm pretty familiar with Amlish but I never noticed the missing "e" in axe. And here I thought it was just extra "u"s they had a problem with. They ...
by trolley
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: look like Peter Pan
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: look like Peter Pan

Apparently, he looks a lot like a woman. I guess that means that Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan were "male actors".
by trolley
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A negative affect
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: A negative affect

The Action is Affect, the End result is Effect, unless it sound like an "A" as in neighbour and weigh...oops, scrap that last part.