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by BonnieL
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Where should 'only' go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

Where should 'only' go?

This is something I see often & it bugs me. But since I do see it often, I'm thinking the writers must be right & I'm wrong. Recent example: "Their mechanism only allows one possible course of action." I want to read it as: "Their mechanism allows only one possible course of action." If I'm wrong, c...
by BonnieL
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bad memory
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: Bad memory

I had an aunt who used to say I was away with the fairies - I hated that. But I was a day-dreaming child.

Did a google search & found "memory like a sieve." Now why didn't I remember that! :lol:
by BonnieL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Torn pork
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: Torn pork

I've never heard of that. I'm definitely going to be looking for it! Thanks, Steven, for expanding my culinary horizons. :D
by BonnieL
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I'm still alive
Replies: 8
Views: 3481

Re: I'm still alive

I have friends who say that - jokingly - but they haven't just recovered from an illness. We're all old, so I suppose that's our excuse. My dad used to say he had one foot in the grave & the other on a banana peel. Then one day the banana peel slipped - which he would have said had he still been aro...
by BonnieL
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bijou / bijou strongman
Replies: 5
Views: 3890

Re: bijou / bijou strongman

I had thought that bijou had something to do with theatre. Is it because theatres named "Bijou" are small?
by BonnieL
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bananas expensive
Replies: 4
Views: 3962

Re: Bananas expensive

"Not bananas" was a crossword clue today - the answer was "sane." :D
by BonnieL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Addicted to exercising
Replies: 8
Views: 3351

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: 4112

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: 5585

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: 3002

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: 3518

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: 8164

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: 8164

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: 2190

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: 2980

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 ...