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by BonnieL
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Closure of the Wordwizard site
Replies: 30
Views: 40755

Re: Closure of the Wordwizard site

Oh, I'm going to miss this site & and all of you wonderful people so willing to answer questions! Wordwizard has always reminded me of Evan Morris's The Word Detective. I read thru all his entries until I got to the end - the end of his health and life. I missed it horribly, then found this site. At...
by BonnieL
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Y'all
Replies: 4
Views: 4591

Re: Y'all

After my daughter moved to Texas she picked it up, so I hear it a lot from her. Now I use it. It's a very handy word!

Tho I may be the only person in our small NW town to use it. I do agree with the person in your example - it's better than "you guys."
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: street vendor
Replies: 4
Views: 4483

Re: street vendor

That is so cool! Thank you for the link.
by BonnieL
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lose and Shed
Replies: 4
Views: 3655

Re: Lose and Shed

Shed. To lose hair would mean going bald.

True life example: My donkeys shed every summer, but last year Clare was losing hair in patches due to a skin problem.
by BonnieL
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Temporary friend
Replies: 5
Views: 7584

Re: Temporary friend

Delightful memory, perhaps? I have a few of those. Can't remember the names - if I ever knew them - but the encounters were memorable.
by BonnieL
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What's it got in it?
Replies: 3
Views: 3398

Re: What's it got in it?

I'm a pretty good cook and often get asked what is in a dish, meaning what ingredients. The only time I get asked what's inside something is if it's stuffed. Which I don't do too often. And a helpful hint for those who take things to potlucks, please print a list of ingredients & put it by the dish....
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Offering seats to the elderly
Replies: 6
Views: 7054

No way! PLEASE offer me a seat! Standing in one place for any length of time becomes painful & potentially dangerous - my balance isn't good. That professor is an idiot. We all have different health problems & sitting on the bus, train, or while waiting in line to be helped isn't "taking it easy." I...
by BonnieL
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Drop by unexpectedly
Replies: 3
Views: 6227

Re: Drop by unexpectedly

I don't care for it either, which is one of the reasons I now live way off the beaten path. Anyone who shows up unexpectedly is either lost or up to no good.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Using glasses
Replies: 3
Views: 4977

Re: Using glasses

I've been wearing glasses for almost 60 years, so I'm used to them now. :D About 20 years ago I realized I needed reading glasses. I tried bifocals but simply couldn't adjust. I'm grateful for computers. I read the local paper online because I can increase the size of the print. We still get the pap...
by BonnieL
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Religion - politics - weather
Replies: 8
Views: 7403

Re: Religion - politics - weather

I'm one of the rare liberals in a very conservative area. I also hate conflict so politics is out, religion is iffy. Weather is a safe topic unless someone starts ranting that climate change is not real.

I stay home a lot. :shock:
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Cable TV
Replies: 4
Views: 5687

Re: Cable TV

Can't afford cable. Haven't watched tv in years. Mostly we watch dvds - our own or from the library.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A ferry
Replies: 13
Views: 10890

Re: A ferry

We take the ferry across Lake Roosevelt. It's an open barge so we do stay in the car if the weather's bad. But on a nice day it's fun to walk around. It only runs during daylight hours so at night we have to take the bridge - which takes us an extra 40 miles or so.
by BonnieL
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Get off at
Replies: 3
Views: 3253

Re: Get off at

As far as I know, "get off with someone" does not exist as an established idiom in US English. I think it would leave most Americans scratching their heads in puzzlement.
Correct. I'm not current on today's slang, but "get it on" would be understood as sexual.
by BonnieL
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Power outage
Replies: 8
Views: 7581

Re: Power outage

Hey Tony - That's why we've decided on a generator that can run on propane. We already have propane tanks for the furnace & stove & our electrician said the generator can be set up to run off the existing tanks. We can no longer cut enough firewood to last the winter because of age & health problems...
by BonnieL
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Power outage
Replies: 8
Views: 7581

Re: Power outage

Yikes, Bonnie! Two weeks? I can't imagine... It wasn't too bad for us. Except for no water or lights, everything else was normal. We were living in a small cabin with only wood heat & an outhouse. In our innocence, we thought we would have the large log shop turned into a house within a few years -...