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by BonnieL
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hat and jacket
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Hat and jacket

I was only aware of the very old version of fascinator - a scarf. Thanks for adding to my vocabulary!

As to stole or wrap - it can go either way.
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hat and jacket
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Hat and jacket

The shoulder wrap would be a stole, but don't know about the hat - it's pretty old-fashioned.
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more books than you've seen
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: more books than you've seen

It also reminds me of a time when my sister brought home a friend who looked in awe at the books lining the hall and the kitchen and declared that there were more books in our kitchen than in his public library. We've had a similar response to our books. The living room & entry way have built-in bo...
by BonnieL
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ladder
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Ladder

I've never seen one of those before. Pretty cool!
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kind of paper
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Kind of paper

Cup cake papers, liners, or baking cups.

And a question for you, Steven - would you know why the words bakery, delivery, and chocolate are in English?
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: A baby

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:20 pm
"Born out of wedlock" avoids the pejorative connotations of the earlier suggestions.
I knew there was one I was forgetting! Dang, I hate this business of getting older - the memory gets more muddled all the time. :(
by BonnieL
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: A baby

A baby. I had an elderly aunt who called all babies "blessed events." :D

In the past the baby might have been called illegitimate, a bastard, or born on the wrong side of the blanket.
by BonnieL
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Discussion

Considering the (assumed) subject under discussion, I don't think there's a friendly way to end it. Perhaps adding: "Give Dad my love"? Tho that would be weird.
by BonnieL
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: restrictive/non-restrictive
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: restrictive/non-restrictive

The real Mr. T could have carried all the pianos at once! :D
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: standing behind tables
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: standing behind tables

Add "while" - it looks like the work is sitting or standing. Tho people will get it, others will be snarky.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: The only challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 4495

Re: The only challenge

Similar to William Safire's comments on "I Only Have Eyes For You." So much depends on what you really want to say!
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hear
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Hear

The literal meaning is roughly "Yes, I've heard that". In this context, it seems to me to have a rather sarcastic edge: something along the lines of "I've had enough of people telling me that," but with the thought expressed more indirectly. And if the speaker is being sarcastic, something along th...
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do

Some of us don't see colors the same way as others! I like the color in my bathroom & told the contractor I wanted the same shade of pale green in the kitchen. Which is when I found out it isn't green - it's silver gray. Since then I've been dragging people into the bathroom & asking them what color...
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chump change
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Chump change

Oh my goodness! I didn't see that because I knew what I meant! Hmmm - maybe that was a slip of the keyboard - I am looking for part-time work right now. :D
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chump change
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Chump change

Thank you, Erik, for the link to The Work Detective. I've never read it before & I don't know how I missed it.