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by BonnieL
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sense and Taste
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Sense and Taste

I avoid this kind of issue in my own life by dressing for comfort and utility most of the time. If other people don't like it, that's their problem except when I am in situations where a formal dress code is enforced or I am attending a formal event. That's what I do, tho my idea of "comfort and ut...
by BonnieL
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Guacamole strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Guacomole strategy

I, too, thought the term had been around a lot longer - the phenomena certainly has been! Perhaps there was a different phrase to describe the same thing?
by BonnieL
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bars at a border
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Bars at a border

It just occurred to me that "skookum" is probably not an adjective that folks outside my neck of the woods are familiar with. Bonnie, are you familiar with that word, down there? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skookum It's not a word that's on everyone's lips, but it is used. I have a favorite recip...
by BonnieL
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sand?
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Sand?

It goes way back. Here's one explanation: https://www.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuesti ... _sea_land/

The writer left out the Latin sabulum, from the Greek.

This has a longer list: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sand
by BonnieL
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kitchen thing
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Kitchen thing

Pot holders.
by BonnieL
Fri May 29, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Car payment is due
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Car payment is due

I don't think that's a ring - it's a green arrow. So maybe something on the the original image to move to a different picture?
by BonnieL
Wed May 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Go for
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Go for

#3. To achieve a bond.
by BonnieL
Sat May 23, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: Authenticity

I suppose you could assume he's playing for the sheer joy of making music & not worrying if anyone else likes it. Tho that picture reminds me of the time I was in a similar situation, but with a lot more people around. We were all walking as far away from the musician as possible - not because he wa...
by BonnieL
Fri May 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do the roll call
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: Do the roll call

My mom would start with her 5 sisters before she got to me & my 2 sisters. I did worse - only 2 kids & on occasion would call one by the dog's name - along with my sisters' names. It doesn't help that both my kids have names starting with the K sound, as do both of my sisters & 1 niece.
by BonnieL
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Highest tree
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: Highest tree

I really hate the nasty turn our political system has taken. Who knows when to take the death threats seriously? But the "highest tree" phrase reminded me of the Roger Miller song, "Dang Me." Dang me, dang me They oughta take a rope and hang me High from the highest tree Woman, would you weep for me?
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Across the desk
Replies: 6
Views: 4802

Re: Across the desk

How about "she has her head down."
by BonnieL
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It gets the lungs
Replies: 7
Views: 9692

Re: It gets the lungs

I read somewhere that the panic buying is a response to feeling one has no control. Buying a large amount of toilet paper is one way to feel in control, even if it isn't logical.
by BonnieL
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: House
Replies: 4
Views: 7963

Re: House

They look like apartments to me. But I live in a very small town with nothing higher than 2 stories - except the grain elevator. :D
by BonnieL
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 13
Views: 15810

Re: J S Bach

Shelley wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Aaah, Bach . . .

-- Radar O'Reilly
Thank you! This is often what comes to mind first when I hear Bach's name or music. :D
by BonnieL
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bob
Replies: 4
Views: 8643

Re: Bob

I've also heard 'Bub' - unless I'm mishearing 'Bud.' Don't think so as I'm very used to Bud - that was my dad's family-only nickname, short for Buddy. Never found out why - his sisters didn't have nicknames. Re the article: My opinion (tho no one asked!) is that people who get upset by what other pe...