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by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 2018 Word of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: 2018 Word of the Year

That's how I see it.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 2018 Word of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Re: 2018 Word of the Year

Lord give us wisdom by which we differentiate between mis- and disinformation.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a message to call your Mom
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: a message to call your Mom

An ellipse.
My young nephew called an ellipse "Annie lips".
Call your Mom.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cheers
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Cheers

Hi Stevenloan,
What was A's response when B said "cheers" to him?
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a message to call your Mom
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: a message to call your Mom

Thank you Phil.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a message to call your Mom
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: a message to call your Mom

Phil, what is elliptical, and are there any other geometry-terms used to describe expressions?
Of course, anything one can write is "grammatical"; I guess "grammatical" means "grammatically-correct".
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cheers
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Cheers

What did A do in the movie?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a message to call your Mom
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: a message to call your Mom

There are times when the use of quotation-marks helps to clarify; f. might read, The message was to "call your Mom". The punctuation may help the reader to understand it as, The message was [for you] to "call your Mom". Technically, the sentence, if it uses quotation-marks, would include the quote v...
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Apples' thing
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: Apples' thing

Pairs come in them.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: let it begin
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

Re: let it begin

From childhood is the TV memory "Letter flicker!" which was always shouted just before a movie or cartoon.
I have since figured it out: it means "Let her flicker!", as in "Roll the tape!"
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 3921

Re: Cabinets

"Carcass, is (as it were) the Skelleton of an House, before it is Lath'd and Plaistered."
While we're at it, cabinetmakers don't make just little cabins.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Answer
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

Re: Answer

"I answer to both" sounds natural.
"Either will do" is correct; "Both will do" sounds technically like you want to be called JimmyJim.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Apples' thing
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: Apples' thing

circumappelatice
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 3921

Re: Cabinets

trolley wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:54 pm
We call those upper cabinets and lower cabinets, or just "uppers and lowers" (if we're already discussing cabinets).
Most apropos when dentil-moldings are present.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 3921

Re: Cabinets

We say kar'-kis but write carcase since the reference is to a case-piece. Are you sure? About case-piece? Yes, I'm sure that, in furniture-work, carcase is a reference to the basic structure of a case-piece. It's not like the term gets thrown around the shop a lot...but use of carcase is my habit. ...