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by gdwdwrkr
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: chug hole
Replies: 19
Views: 8600

chug hole

Here in PA we have "chuck holes", "potholes" in dirt roads.
Could be onomatopoeic or reference to woodchuck holes.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whats the word for....
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

whats the word for....

we say "thumb your nose"
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The unbearable truth
Replies: 7
Views: 3326

The unbearable truth

I've heard of Bat Mitzvah............maybe a Bear Mitzvah would have done the trick.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "sice" or "sise"????
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

"sice" or "sise"????

If no one responds it's nothing to get exercised about
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: knockoff / knock off
Replies: 32
Views: 9517

knockoff / knock off

nicky-knocky-nine-doors
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: knockoff / knock off
Replies: 32
Views: 9517

knockoff / knock off

while waiting for knocker ID, I feel an urgency to warn all knockers to avoid ingesting tetraethyl lead, an antiknock agent used in gasoline. Knock on wood, we'll all avoid it.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: knockoff / knock off
Replies: 32
Views: 9517

knockoff / knock off

Who's there?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Don't come the old ... soldier ... etc
Replies: 11
Views: 6936

Don't come the old ... soldier ... etc

A few times, it's "come on as". It looks like the term is always couched in advice on what not to do. "But don't come on as threatening." -from the Texas School for the Blind website "Please don't come on as protecting the Church" -from a LDSCN website "Don't come on as Johnny Spiritual." -from dtm....
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What ever happened to what ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 2497

What ever happened to what ever?

Saying "whatever happened to..." makes no sense.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: The Careful Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 4886

The Careful Writer

Erik, that's even better. Thanks.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: .. another chicken joke .. groan ........
Replies: 3
Views: 2652

.. another chicken joke .. groan ........

Why did the chicken cross the road?
To prove that it could be done.
Why did the groundhog cross the road?
To prove that it couldn't be done.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: The Careful Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 4886

The Careful Writer

'The Careful Writer'
by Theodore M Bernstein
"A Modern Guide To English Usage"
Is worth reading if only because it
contains the line :
"What did you bring that book for me to be read to out of up for?"