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by BonnieL
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A few shades
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: A few shades

Too white.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Miles

I don't fly, but I think that's bonus miles - a credit for free travel.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cover it with a laugh
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Cover it with a laugh

Is that Ed Sullivan? Can't help with "on the low" except to guess, & I might guess wrong. But the 2nd part I know. When someone makes a racist or other insulting remark & you get angry, he will often laugh & say something like, "I'm joking!", or worse, "Can't you take a joke?" I hate those people. :...
by BonnieL
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Linger
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Linger

Linger sounds romantic - are you proposing? :D
by BonnieL
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Food
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Food

I like the phrase "gone south" - said especially of food that's been in the fridge long enough to turn into a science experiment.
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Make no bones about it
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Make no bones about it

I used this expression last night & immediately wondered: where the heck did that come from? I did a search & the best 2 sites that came up were https://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bon1.htm and https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2007/03/make-no-bones-about-it.html. I'm going with the "lost in the m...
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A hustle
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: A hustle

Hustle usually means to hurry up. It can also mean a job. "Side hustle," meaning a 2nd job of some sort, is pretty common here.
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A deceased fish
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: A deceased fish

However, she is using a flyswatter -- an instrument of death -- to fake the fish's aliveness, a state that for some reason she had never photographed when the fish was actually alive. That's a small fish net, not a flyswatter. When we had goldfish - decades ago - we used the net for moving the fish...
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A deceased fish
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: A deceased fish

trolley wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:16 pm
"Tbt" means "Throw Back Thursday" and is used when someone posts an old photo of themselves or an event that happened to them in the past (often from their childhood).
Thanks. I didn't know what it meant & Google told me it was Truth Be Told. Google lied. :shock:
by BonnieL
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Easy-peasy
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Easy-peasy

trolley wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:35 pm
By the way, you'll often just hear the second part of that rhyme, by itself, to mean very easy.
"Just click on the file and drag it to the new folder...lemon squeezy"
I'm pretty old, but I've never heard "lemon squeezy" before! Is that British, or just something I missed over the years?
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sense and Taste
Replies: 4
Views: 672

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: 920

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: 1478

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: 2943

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: 2645

Re: Kitchen thing

Pot holders.