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by BonnieL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chrome circle
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Chrome circle

It does look like a ferris wheel. I suspect it's someone's cute idea for food photo shoot. Not practical for actually serving food.

Steven - you didn't ask, but those small hamburgers are called sliders.
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Foam and cling film
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Foam and cling film

Bob & Trolley -

I so agree with you! I hate buying stuff on Styrofoam - it's the only plastic (other than trash bags) that the recyclers won't take. I'm thinking of talking with the manager of the meat department as fresh meat is about the only thing sold on foam trays. There has to be a better way.
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Foam and cling film
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Foam and cling film

They would be ON Styrofoam trays, wrapped in plastic wrap (American) or cling film (British). According to Google.
by BonnieL
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Trousers
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Trousers

trolley wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Those are "chaps" (pronounced "shaps").
Depends on where you are. I've only heard them pronounced like the person or chapped lips.
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: feeling of anguish
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: feeling of anguish

Thank you so much. But it could mean that, right? We don't know whether the anguish woke me up, or I was awakened by something else. Is that correct? Many thanks. No, because you used the word "with." You woke up AND felt anguish, but one did not cause the other. When a charley horse wakes me, I do...
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: feeling of anguish
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: feeling of anguish

No.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is this type of word called?
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: What is this type of word called?

More on the guinea pig from Evan Morris, the Word Detective:
http://www.word-detective.com/011405.html#guinea%20pig
by BonnieL
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: February
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: February

I've never heard anyone pronounce the "r" in February - but then, I've lived my whole life on the West coast. Easterners may pronounce it.
by BonnieL
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more than you are
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: more than you are

Doesn't sound right. How about - They are better teachers than you.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: On words and meaning

Temple Grandin called herself an anthropologist from Mars - very apt! While she's written a lot from her point of view - and animal's - I don't think she ever explained "normal" culture to other people with autism.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: On words and meaning

Good for you for doing something about learning to live in the world of "normals." Not that I think anyone is really normal. Anyway, my husband has Asperger's & doesn't see any reason to learn anything about it or with dealing with others. When he first read the list of traits for Asperger's, he sai...
by BonnieL
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Clothes

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Pyjamas (UK)
Pajamas (US)
In the US it's often abbreviated to PJs.
by BonnieL
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: unami

Now the scientist Ken quotes is called Davis. A Welsh name if ever I heard one. Thinking about the statement "Scientists think they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by tweaking the food that cows eat. A recent experiment from the University of California, Davis suggests that adding seaweed to ca...
by BonnieL
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do not disturb
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Do not disturb

Since the other side can request maid service, I'd go with door hangers (or door knob hangers). Sometimes businesses use door hangers to advertise. Specially made bags were used during the 2010 census. We were to put them on the door knob if no one was home. I thought it was a horrible idea as it ad...
by BonnieL
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pearl-clutching, pearl clutching
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: pearl-clutching, pearl clutching

I'm surprised you never heard the phrase. I like to say I was born clutching my pearls (I worried way too much what people might think), but fortunately, I've relaxed a whole lot as I've gotten older. :D