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by BonnieL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Addicted to exercising
Replies: 8
Views: 339

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: 1003

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: 2592

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: 1776

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: 2111

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: 5668

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: 5668

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: 1333

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: 2265

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: 2496

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: 2567

Re: What's the damage?

While it's not something I'd say, I have heard people ask, "What are the damages?" Plural.
by BonnieL
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A litre of petrol
Replies: 8
Views: 3467

Re: A litre of petrol

you will have noticed that machines are inevitable "she". They look good, work hard and men spend a lot of money on them even if they are unreliable. I wonder if that depends on the owner. I've had a lot of cars (I tend to buy losers), most of whom were male. I've had only 1 car that was female. So...
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes hangers
Replies: 15
Views: 5301

Re: Clothes hangers

I wonder if you have missed the humour in that in the UK "pants" are undergarments. I would hang trousers on hangers. Slacks are a type of trouser worn by women. :) Nope - just didn't know if you used the word 'slacks' in the UK. Here slacks can be for men or women. Tho men's would be referred to a...
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 7
Views: 3507

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

I recently found a shoebox of letters written by my father to his parents during WWII. In the box were also 2 letters from my great-uncle to my grandmother, written at the end of WW1. It shouldn't have surprised me that the letters sounded alike: death, cold, misery, bad food, hunger, more death. Th...
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lingerie floor
Replies: 9
Views: 3406

Re: Lingerie floor

In order to save money during a brief stay in a vintage, down-at-heel Denver hotel, I ran the elevator for about $5 a day. It was one of those really old ones, with two doors I operated manually: the inner, an ornate metal-work accordion-like job; the outer, a two-piece sliding thing with a long le...