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by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fruit juice container
Replies: 5
Views: 2955

Re: Fruit juice container

They urned it.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: dog whistler issue
Replies: 16
Views: 7365

Re: dog whistler issue

Dog-whistling, as I hear it, can be any kind of verbal trojan-horse, deliberately-delivered or not, in political speech, always an aspect of "framing". Examples I have noticed have been based on the brain's inability to process negatives. Do not think of elephants. Be calm and do not riot. One spoke...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hob
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Re: Hob

Same down here. Edit; And from a site called Hunker.com: https://www.hunker.com/13402389/value-of-antique-stoves The earliest cast iron stoves were called five-plate or jamb stoves and were of German design. The 1740s brought six-plate close stoves and Benjamin Franklin's "Pennsylvania Fireplace." B...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hob
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Re: Hob

"Cooker" has become synonymous with crock-pot-type appliances: rice-cooker, slow-cooker.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hob
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Re: Hob

The Venn diagram reference got me thinking...how cool would it be if the circles under the glass-top intersected in such a way that you could customize them for oversize pans...simmering gravy in the roaster-pan, for example? Then I thought that making it a touch-screen would be cool. Except it gets...
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: on three occasions
Replies: 2
Views: 2134

Re: on three occasions

One could use these sentences, though he'd have to say four, then.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Don't want to see it past
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: Don't want to see it past

Nope. It's verbatimly literal.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hob
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Re: Hob

My cabin cookstove "hob" offers a variety of cooking options. You can grill on the flat surface above the oven, with its varying heats, or you can cook in a pan on one of the plates, which plates can be lifted off and the pot set directly over the fire.
I'd say you have one hob and four plates.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: since I have lived in Boston
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: since I have lived in Boston

The American vernacular doesn't include "in hospital" in any case. Of course we'd understand what it means, but none of us would say or write it.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: String of fur
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Re: String of fur

by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: String of fur
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Re: String of fur

This is what is done by persons of our quality.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: negation and numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: negation and numbers

e. The entire population of Earth, except for twenty people, showed up for opening night.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: String of fur
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Re: String of fur

Really, Richard!?
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anyone who saw
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: anyone who saw

There's more than one way to peel a cat.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anyone who saw
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: anyone who saw

Yes, quite serious. It's "peel" here.
Especially among those of us with "one foot on the banana-peel".