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by christinecornwall
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Know something like the back of one's hand
Replies: 11
Views: 2856

Re: Know something like the back of one's hand

They are, of course, probably only mavericks. ;-)
If so, whatever you do don't vote for them!
Community organizers are a much better bet......they know NOTHING like the back of their hand.
by christinecornwall
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: math lesson
Replies: 5
Views: 2592

Re: math lesson

if you say so sarge. ;)
by christinecornwall
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: swiped this FB status from a friend...
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

swiped this FB status from a friend...

Rick....saw a sign in the hospital the other day that read "Family Planning - Use rear entrance" ........ good advice I thought/
by christinecornwall
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mean grandpa has lost his cow
Replies: 14
Views: 6119

Re: Mean grandpa has lost his cow

Better yet....even before it.
by christinecornwall
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mean grandpa has lost his cow
Replies: 14
Views: 6119

Re: Mean grandpa has lost his cow

I find the building of any demonitational religious center at ground zero to be wrong. Yes, few believers favour religious centres being devoted to devil-worship -- even the ones who live along the eastern seaboard (such as your good self), or who are infected with Salemonella. Perhaps I should lay...
by christinecornwall
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Mean grandpa has lost his cow
Replies: 14
Views: 6119

Re: Mean grandpa has lost his cow

I must be one of those ignant publicans but I find the building of any demonitational religious center at ground zero to be wrong. People of ALL religions were killed. As far as supreme court appointments, it has always been the case that the party in power pick the candidate that reflects the belie...
by christinecornwall
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Huzzah?
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Re: Huzzah?

Thank you for the additional info Woz! I can appreciate the expression a bit more, although scraping this away from the annoying experience of having a 50 year old nerd, with a large plume in his cowboy hat (poking me every 14 seconds AND obstructing my view of the joust) shouting HAZZAH (and even m...
by christinecornwall
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: toerag
Replies: 19
Views: 19006

Re: toerag

I couldn't agree with Moogler any more! Voltaire supports this notion eloquently with: “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked” Of course, I'd probably be more inclined to admit my ignorance and move on, unless it really piqued my interest. I was curious about the occupat...
by christinecornwall
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Huzzah?
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Huzzah?

I went to the Renaissance Festival yesterday and heard many enthusiasts yelling out this term. I looked it up on merriem with the following: Main Entry: huz·zah Variant(s): or huz·za \(ˌ)hə-ˈzä\ Function: noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1573 : an expression or shout of acclaim —often used inter...
by christinecornwall
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: up to task vs. up to it
Replies: 5
Views: 4516

Re: up to task vs. up to it

To me, 'up to it' bears more of a connotation of having the physical and mental energy to complete the task successfully, whereas up to task connotes a sense of preparedness. IMHO
by christinecornwall
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Oh Lord won't you buy me a mercedes benz
Replies: 8
Views: 3347

Re: Oh Lord won't you buy me a mercedes benz

I just got done paying $360.00 for doing 55 in a 40 (mph)!
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shoddy
Replies: 8
Views: 6376

Re: shoddy

I have to laugh because my students think 'shoddy' is an affectionate term for a girl, Justin Bieber style!
by christinecornwall
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: bloody liar
Replies: 5
Views: 3423

Re: bloody liar

This hospital really brings the 'taking care of the whole person' to a new level doesn't it?
by christinecornwall
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: clothes press
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: clothes press

I'm imPRESSed with how long you kept the press bit up!!
by christinecornwall
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I'll get it
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: I'll get it

My shout. >> Put your wallet away. >> Your money's no good in this restaurant. >> You get it next time. (This is said with the understanding that "next time" may never happen or is along way off.) >> It's my go. Put your wallet aw ay and Your money's no good here is very common in my region, as is ...