Search found 431 matches

by BonnieL
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Star Trek

Not a fan. Which is why he confused Star Trek with Star Wars.

Now me, I'm a fan of both. I still have the Enterprise poster I bought at my first Star Trek convention. :D
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: British to American translation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: British to American translation needed

The Five Red Herrings. It's a good mystery, but a strange story. So far she's eliminated 2 of the 5 suspects, so don't tell me whodunit! :D
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: British to American translation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 129

British to American translation needed

I'm reading a Dorothy Sayers mystery and found myself puzzled by a phrase. In the 87 years since the book was published, meanings might have changed, but someone might know what she meant by it. Here's the sentence: "It was a small alley, rather than a street, containing nothing but the back-entranc...
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: every day
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: every day

Can't say about grammatical, but not natural. "She never mentioned (or spoke of) her children."
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Cabinets

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
The designer was light-fixture-challenged.
I so agree with you! I really don't like hanging lights; if you decide to not have a table under them, you bump your head on it.
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: over thirty
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: over thirty

Collocation is a new word for this over-thirty (way over thirty!) woman - I had to look it up. Navi - it's not just the collocation, but "over thirty" doesn't really say much. I'm over thirty by more than thirty years. I suspect what you want to say is that the shop is run by three women who are in ...
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irritating expressions or worse
Replies: 168
Views: 60482

Re: Irritating expressions or worse

Stella365 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:42 pm
"Better safe than sorry"
My apologies - I say that a lot! :oops:
by BonnieL
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: molly bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Re: molly bolt

The inventor was George Frederick Croessant. I wondered if he named it after his wife or a child. His wife's name was Mary, so perhaps her nickname was Molly?
by BonnieL
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: W-Trouble
Replies: 16
Views: 1462

Re: W-Trouble

I never heard of it. Mum's the word. Same here. As I get older I'm finding it much easier to read on-line if I increase the font size. And different fonts do need different sizes! The local newspaper needs to be increased much more than what I need for most - including WW. I don't understand the pe...
by BonnieL
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avocado cart
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: Avocado cart

trolley wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 am
Often called a hand-truck or two-wheeler, usually it's called a "dolly" around here. I'd never even wondered why until I typed that answer...The Word Detective explains... http://www.word-detective.com/2011/03/dolly/
Any word on how Evan is doing?
by BonnieL
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Avocado cart
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: Avocado cart

My dad called a flat wheeled thing a dolly (the kind to help you go under cars & in crawl spaces), but the one Steven pictured a hand truck. I use a hand truck to haul 50-lb feed bags - wish I had a contraption to hold them upright & more easily dump them into the feed barrels.
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thick skull
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Thick skull

It's taken him 20 years to figure out that's he's one lucky guy, that his wife is a special person. In other words, he's a slow learner.
by BonnieL
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: glug
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: glug

In trying to think of a synonym for ‘glug’ using its context, I had trouble coming up with one. ‘Drops’ seems too small. ‘Spoonfulls’ (teaspoon or tablespoon, is a possibility, but which is it?). ‘Thimbleful’ is also a possibility. All the quantities you've considered seem too small. I'd suggest 'a...
by BonnieL
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: chip on or chip off
Replies: 20
Views: 2680

Re: chip on or chip off

I'm not familiar with that design. Prices are high for me, so I mostly follow the real collectors & sigh a lot.But I do have a few really good pieces that I acquired before I even knew it was a thing - I just liked the bright colors. :)
by BonnieL
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes hanger
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Clothes hanger

In the US you'd have to call them clothespins - pegs are different.