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by hsargent
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happiest Industrialised Nation ???
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

Re: Happiest Industrialised Nation ???

So what are the criteria for happiest nation, freedoms, income, pretty places to go and live, allowed to carry guns, pretty women, good climates?
by hsargent
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: butt dial / pocket dial
Replies: 2
Views: 3072

Re: butt dial / pocket dial

I assume this does not happen with iPhones and the other screen keyboard types. Will this expression die? It has to do with having using an Address Book in the phone and not locking the keyboard. I have a sister-in-law who did not use her Address Book. I put a few numbers in for her I thought to hel...
by hsargent
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 'The Telegraph'
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Re: 'The Telegraph'

When I opened the thread, I expected a dialogue of the role of Edison's invention in the world. The title of the newspaper had nothing to do with a discussion of comma's. And what portion of the world would recognize 'The Telegraph' as a newspaper. My hometown paper is 'The Facts' which would be a m...
by hsargent
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 'The Telegraph'
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Re: 'The Telegraph'

WOZ, sarcasm?
by hsargent
Wed May 29, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 'The Telegraph'
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Re: 'The Telegraph'

Interesting Thread title!
by hsargent
Wed May 01, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: going on hikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: going on hikes

With the I, you would say "his garden" rather than "her grandpa's garden".

The third sentence has a funny meaning... it implies that the only reason you go hiking, etc. is that He and I would not have gone if we weren't best buddies.
by hsargent
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: o'clock
Replies: 9
Views: 3652

Re: o'clock

There was four and twenty black birds baked in a pie!
by hsargent
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Boston ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Re: Boston ...

Thank you Tony for that information.
by hsargent
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Boston ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Re: Boston ...

It is ashamed how this act reflects on the Islam religion again. If I were Islamic, I would want to combat that view the world has of Islam in the name of love of (their) God. The focus is killing innocent people with no goal other than death and injury. I have not read the Koran but I can't imagine...
by hsargent
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: put on/get on
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: put on/get on

"Get your coat on" would be more common than "get on your coat" even though the preposition would not like being last.
by hsargent
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: How foreign languages mutate English words
Replies: 6
Views: 10164

Re: How foreign languages mutate English words

I did a search. I don't know all of these words but I included all. The most amazing to me is the origin of "Yankee". INDIAN ORIGIN Bungalow, Cheetah, Dacoit, Guru, Jungle, Khaki, Loot, Pundit, Pyjama, Thug ARABIAN ORIGIN Algebra Assassin Harem Mattress Safari Sofa Sultan Sherbet Tariff Zero CHINESE...
by hsargent
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: put on/get on
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: put on/get on

Get on your coat would not be normally expressed in the US. "Get on Down the Road" is a nice song though!
by hsargent
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: put on/get on
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: put on/get on

Get your coat does not mean more than you may need to take your coat in case you get cold.

Put your coat on is instructing what to do with the coat.
by hsargent
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Does the US use One man's meat is another man's poison
Replies: 12
Views: 3828

Re: Does the US use One man's meat is another man's poison

I have heard trash and treasurer!
by hsargent
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Does the US use One man's meat is another man's poison
Replies: 12
Views: 3828

Re: Does the US use One man's meat is another man's poison

I'm in the US. We have a similar expression but I think we used "meat". I can't remember or find what else it might have been.

It would sound better with "Puddy". (We like alliteration.)