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by BonnieL
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: currently sat
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: currently sat

trolley wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:25 am
Being stood or sat feels a bit like being posed or placed.
To me, that would seem to be an action by someone else: "The usher sat me." Weird, but understandable.
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: currently sat
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: currently sat

I've been seeing that too & it just doesn't look right to me."I am sat..." No, no, no. My Webster's 3rd has only one definition of "sat" - it's the past tense of "sit." So - "I am" is present, & the words that go with it are "seated" or "sitting."
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Detox the body
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Detox the body

trolley wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 pm
That therapy is considered as "alternative medicine" or "pseudoscience", in the west.
I'll go with pseudoscience. :roll:
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: gave her the flashlight to...

Hmmmm. Of your 4 sentences, the first 3 are fine. Something troubles me about "We send you to school to acquire useful knowledge," although I cannot pin down why. If it's American schools being referred to, I think I can pin down your discomfort with it: our schools don't teach much "useful knowled...
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: gave her the flashlight to...

navi wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm

a) I brought him here to see the show.
I don't think you need "here" as you are both "there."
by BonnieL
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tinfoil hat
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: tinfoil hat

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 pm
I have never heard of a tinfoil hat. Tricorn hat however...
Paul Revere and the Raiders! Yay! :D

Good times - good memories.
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tinfoil hat
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: tinfoil hat

Maybe it's mostly an American thing. A few years ago I made a tinfoil hat (actually aluminum foil) for Halloween. Horribly hot - it could fry your brains! :o
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Gifts
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Gifts

"Acknowledge" would be more like being aware of, rather than admit. "Gifts" - yes, special abilities or talents.
by BonnieL
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bizarro
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: bizarro

The first thing I thought of was the Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro. But that was syndicated in '85.
by BonnieL
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bus
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Bus

Ducks. We went on the original in Wisconsin Dells years ago - fun! In general they are amphibious vehicles.
by BonnieL
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Sweatshirts

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:59 pm
In my opinion, a hoodie is a sweatshirt with a hood.
Someone once tried to convince me they were two different things - but I agree with you.
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: incomprehensible statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: incomprehensible statistics

I think that's why it is said there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
by BonnieL
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ceiling light
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Ceiling light

Are all hanging lights called chandeliers or only certain kinds? When I did a google search I found similar lights listed under chandelier. But google is pretty inclusive.
by BonnieL
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kitchen device
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Kitchen device

I nearly took the tip of my finger off with mine - dangerous things. But so good at making thin slices. I need a new mandoline - my old (expensive!) one started to fall apart.
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: said to him...
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: said to him...

So do I, but not if the sentences need a lot of clipping. :)