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by BonnieL
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: couple months!
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: couple months!

Your preferred usage is standard British English, Ken. However, my impression from having both lived in the States and still reading articles written by Americans is that the "couple months" formulation is steadily gaining ground in the USA and may now even be the norm. Not this American. I would h...
by BonnieL
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not going to let
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

Re: not going to let

A & D are OK.

B, C, & E make no sense.
by BonnieL
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Run a red light
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

Re: Run a red light

For me, I would probably drive up the road a little, then stop and light up a pipe and think of all the things I should have said... Me too - except for the pipe. I have had 2 memorable experiences of having to dodge idiots who ran red lights. I remember being so surprised that I was a better drive...
by BonnieL
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Absent-minded
Replies: 5
Views: 3561

Re: Absent-minded

I've been saying that I have an excellent forgettery for years - when I can remember the word. :shock:

Don't know where I first heard it. Also Age Activated Noun Deficiency Disorder (AANDD). Good joke because I'm not sure I'm remembering it correctly!
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Cowboy Tail
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Re: A Cowboy Tail

Nitpicking here - it's spelled "dogie."
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hot Mess
Replies: 1
Views: 4703

Re: Hot Mess

I wonder if hot mess & dumpster fire are related.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 10th grade
Replies: 5
Views: 4476

Re: 10th grade

How about this: Tom only finished the 9th grade, but he went on to start his own business and made a lot of money.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: thanking my teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 3634

Re: thanking my teachers

The first one is fine - short & to the point.
by BonnieL
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Millions
Replies: 5
Views: 3807

Re: Millions

Steven - if Trump is your fault you've got a lot to answer for!

The US is such a hot mess right now we've got to blame someone besides ourselves. :shock:
by BonnieL
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Millions
Replies: 5
Views: 3807

Re: Millions

Our VP is Mike Pence - his wife is Karen. Pompeo is Secretary of State - his wife is Susan.
by BonnieL
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: LIDS
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

Re: LIDS

trolley wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:27 pm I guess it's like "putting a lid" on something:
https://politicaldictionary.com/words/lid/
Thanks! I never would have figured that one out.
by BonnieL
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: LIDS
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

Re: LIDS

A lid is also an ounce of marijuana. Don't think that applies to the quote, tho.
by BonnieL
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neck
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Re: Neck

And wattle. Sigh. One of the drawbacks to being older & losing weight. Aka turkey neck.
by BonnieL
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neck
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Re: Neck

Double chin.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Re: Feedback

Feedback as a plural is not normal. At least I've never seen it that way.