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by gdwdwrkr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: very tall and strong
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: very tall and strong

If it is a "speaker" you are writing about, and not a writer, then the tones and cadence would convey as much information as context would. Since it is the written-form about which you ask, all your questions remain, and added explanations would be necessary, if you want absolute clarity for the rea...
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: String of fur
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: String of fur

That is most-likely a cluster of ostrich or marabou feathers.
Isn't that someone important!?
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Removing your hair
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Removing your hair

6. Excuse me. Will you remove your hair from my seating-area, or will I kick your seat from here to La Guardia?
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: rabble-rouser
Replies: 6
Views: 3440

Re: rabble-rouser

I'm not sure what version was being looked-at "many years ago", but the KJV and NIV and Zondervan Greek Interlinear don't have rabble in Acts 17. "Rabble" appears twice in the NIV Old Testament, though...and of course, that is not necessarily the term in the original or early copies. What version we...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Removing your hair
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Removing your hair

4. TSA has confiscated my scissors, which is unfortunate for you, because I may have to remove your hair another way.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drunk
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Drunk

Thank you Stevenloan.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anyone who saw
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: anyone who saw

Yes, though if you'd written "banana-peel"; anyone'd've picked it up.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drunk
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Drunk

Which is your country?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: phone line breaking up
Replies: 11
Views: 1741

Re: phone line breaking up

a.How did that happen?
b.How did that happen?


c.I can't see how to delete.
d.I can't see how to delete.



Sorry.
Sorry.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: Authoress

Thanks for the back-references.
History - it's all new again!
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: look like Peter Pan
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: look like Peter Pan

..or as the satirical commercial posts at the bottom of one frame, "Actors - NOT real people".
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The most real estate
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: The most real estate

"majority landholder" would work.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A negative affect
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: A negative affect

Everything is new again!
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: Authoress

You're the best!
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: Authoress

"It would be very odd to see "author/authoress" go in the opposite direction." Could mean "we seem increasingly to have been seeing a trend towards the use of 'authoress' for both men and women". Which, of course you did not mean. Though I have noticed the trend toward the feministically-over-compen...