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by BonnieL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Torn pork
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Torn pork

I've never heard of that. I'm definitely going to be looking for it! Thanks, Steven, for expanding my culinary horizons. :D
by BonnieL
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I'm still alive
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: I'm still alive

I have friends who say that - jokingly - but they haven't just recovered from an illness. We're all old, so I suppose that's our excuse. My dad used to say he had one foot in the grave & the other on a banana peel. Then one day the banana peel slipped - which he would have said had he still been aro...
by BonnieL
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bijou / bijou strongman
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: bijou / bijou strongman

I had thought that bijou had something to do with theatre. Is it because theatres named "Bijou" are small?
by BonnieL
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bananas expensive
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Bananas expensive

"Not bananas" was a crossword clue today - the answer was "sane." :D
by BonnieL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Addicted to exercising
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Addicted to exercising

It would depend on the person & the situation. A very good friend? Maybe. Anyone else? Not where they can hear you.
by BonnieL
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: An eatery that cheats a customer
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Gouging. But that's such an over-the-top amount no one in their right mind would pay it.
by BonnieL
Wed May 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Gee Gee
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

Re: Gee Gee

Having been around way too many toddlers in my life, I'm familiar with bow wow, moo cow & the like, but I've never heard gee gee. Horses are just horsies.
by BonnieL
Wed May 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: To be taken to a hospital by a plane
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: To be taken to a hospital by a plane

Usually airlifted, but sometimes "medevaced" - for medical evacuation.
by BonnieL
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: American English versus British English terms for trash / garbage / rubbish
Replies: 3
Views: 2888

Re: American English versus British English terms for trash / garbage / rubbish

Ken Greenwald wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:50 pm
You have USA: trash truck

I have never heard the expression 'trash truck' used. I've always heard and used 'garbage truck.'
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Ken - April 25, 2019
Same here.
by BonnieL
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: happy ones
Replies: 17
Views: 6848

Re: happy ones

Could the "happy ones" be the same as the "blessed ones"? For Catholics (& I suppose many others), it could refer to those who have died & are now in paradise.
by BonnieL
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: happy ones
Replies: 17
Views: 6848

Re: happy ones

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:09 am
I can't be bothered to try to parse word-salad lyrics. I tend to assume that whoever wrote them was either high, having a psychotic breakdown, or a Google Translate victim.
I had cause to look up the lyrics for I Am the Walrus the other day - definitely high.
by BonnieL
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Patron Saint
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: Patron Saint

Now I know why I'm having such a hard time convincing my fellow Franciscans (OFS) to use bcc instead of cc.

Is there a patron saint for those who "reply all" all the time?
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sea water
Replies: 5
Views: 2555

Re: Sea water

Yes, that would be a saline (salt solution) drip, if the bag was labeled as such. It looks like that bag is holding a glucose solution, which is sugar. I'm no doctor, so I have to ask: is a glucose drip the same as a saline drip? Glucose is sugar, saline is salt - different uses. However, a saline ...
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Just learnt to drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2848

Re: Just learnt to drive

I agree with "Student Driver" being easy to understand. But if you used the word "learnt" in the US, people would wonder where you were from. Here it's "learned."

Found out I've been pronouncing the Briticism "whilst" incorrectly. Amazing what we can learn from movies. :D
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What's the damage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: What's the damage?

While it's not something I'd say, I have heard people ask, "What are the damages?" Plural.