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by gdwdwrkr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: box to store rare stones
Replies: 10
Views: 4939

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: 4939

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: 9694

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: 9694

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: 8372

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: 4679

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: 6113

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: 4679

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: 4679

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: 3719

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: 9627

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.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Rodeo Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 4781

Re: Rodeo Drive

Appalachian is another one of those.
And being one of those, we used to have PEEKin buns.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Rodeo Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 4781

Re: Rodeo Drive

Wait!
Carrie Fisher starred in Star Wars!?
Star Wars is a film-series!?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: talking loudly and using bad language
Replies: 3
Views: 3233

Re: talking loudly and using bad language

Also, as Shelly has pointed-out, the use of a comma can add clarity.
If you insert a comma into a., " They were being disrespectful, talking loudly, and using bad language.", then in the list each behavior stands alone.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Up to the D
Replies: 11
Views: 4883

Re: Up to the D

Nobody loves me but my Mother, and she could be jivin' too.
Lyrics, and how we hear them, can be funny.
Only recently have I stopped wondering who the hell "Leslie" is in the song "Groovin'".