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I was watching an old (1951) movie the other night and they showed a newspaper with this (or some similar) headline: “Calhoon’s Tour Hypoed by Hollywood“. Hypoed didn’t really seem to fit the bill. They were trying to promote the tour and, although I’d never seen the word “hypoed” before, it sounded...
1. My girlfriend doesn't like showing affection to ward (s) me in public. 2. My girlfriend doesn't like to display affection towards me in public. 3. My girlfriend doesn't like to express affection to ward (s) me in public. ...those are my picks... As a side note, the younger set around here calls t...
- Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:23 am
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: pitted/pittered out?
- Replies: 4
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I heard Gordon Ramsay talking about one of the contestants on Hell’s Kitchen. He described them as being great in the beginning, but then they just “pittered” (or maybe) “pitted” out? I rewound it a few times but was never really sure what he was saying. It seems too close to the American phrase, “p...
- Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:15 am
- Forum: Usage and Writing
- Topic: to repair your computer
- Replies: 2
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Context, context. Without knowing the conversation that lead to that statement, I think it could be any of those. I feel that "is the man" has become a set phrase meaning " is the best man". With nothing else to go on, I'd probably assume that was the intent.
Steve There are specific names for different types of these things but I would say that any seat or platform suspended by rope, chain or wire (intended to move back and froth) is a swing. In fact, they don't even need a seat to qualify. A simple rope suspended from a fixed point that you could hang ...
After reading this I thought, "Oh no! I 've been packing an eggcorn around in my pocket for my whole life." It turned out not to be the case, though. My dear old mom always used an expression, "fit to be tied" meaning very angry. Ken had me thinking that I had misinterpreted that saying for sixty ye...
Neither have I. Steve, where did you hear this definition of "steak"? I could find only one reference and (as I suspected) it was on urbandictionary.com. That's usually a pretty good indication that it won't be considered polite or proper by a lot of people.