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by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 10580

Re: Authoress

You're the best!
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 10580

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...
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: since I left the army
Replies: 2
Views: 2349

Re: since I left the army

One interesting aspect of the answer to the repetitive question is that, given the chance to intonate audibly the sentences, one could obviate the question of meaning and vaporize any ambiguity.
The limitation of print leads some to add indicators like "/s" to their scrawls.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 10580

Re: Authoress

Probably those who were not nominated had knotty-knickers.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: box to store rare stones
Replies: 10
Views: 4095

Re: box to store rare stones

You had to bring cats into it as well.
Bella and Arwen conduct nocturnal conferences against us.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: box to store rare stones
Replies: 10
Views: 4095

Re: box to store rare stones

It seems that these constructions are purposely vague. The questions are always “are they grammatically correct?” and “are they ambiguous?”. Never do the posters say “if not, how do you make them correct and explicit”. I suspect that’s because they already know how to make them clear. What they rea...
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The backside of the moon
Replies: 9
Views: 4287

Re: The backside of the moon

tony h wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:40 am
gdwdwrkr wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Aren't they on the 7th planet?
To be honest, as far as space goes I don't know my 7th planet from my elbow.
It can be found when you use both hands.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The backside of the moon
Replies: 9
Views: 4287

Re: The backside of the moon

Aren't they on the 7th planet?
"According to the Chinese plans, a Chinese will land on the moon for the first time until 2030." -rocket scientist
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fishing rites
Replies: 8
Views: 3533

Re: Fishing rites

Something about this just don't seem rite.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might win yet
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: might win yet

Yet, still it is commonly used, so it is.
Our team might win yet, once.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: so much better
Replies: 14
Views: 5101

Re: so much better

It is certainly not odd that the ice and snow were between the wooden blocks and the load.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might win yet
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: might win yet

trolley
...and here we might add "so it is" or "once".
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might win yet
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: might win yet

"Yet" is tricky and versatile. I returned to the farm-market, and asked the Mennonite boy who was on duty at the time if they had "any basil-plants yet". The weeks had elapsed since I'd last asked, and I thought that surely they might have some started now. The boy's response indicated that they'd h...
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: so charmed
Replies: 4
Views: 2835

Re: so charmed

Wake Up Little Susie
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Useful tip for those with hard-to-open wallets
Replies: 5
Views: 4404

Re: Useful tip for those with hard-to-open wallets

Tony h.
I had a pair of mentors like the Olivers. Different as night and day, they worked together as you described. One of their secrets to happiness: when arguing, laughter and peace must ensue immediately after one of them brings-up a third family-member.