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by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Is it correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Is it correct?

So, The Jack of Hearts, what does "correct" mean, in your context, of course? Also, please define "this", because, if by "this" you mean the entire posting, then the answer must be "yes", for the quote, however incorrect or colloquial, can do no wrong, as a quote. If the "this" means the fragment in...
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Is it correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Is it kerrekt?

Maybe nobody noticed: it is not a sentence to begin with?
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: When he explained
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: When he explained

Subjunctivitis irrealis
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: damned if you do, damned if you don't
Replies: 7
Views: 5902

Re: damned if you do, damned if you don't

I don't think it should provide more.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: damned if you do, damned if you don't
Replies: 7
Views: 5902

Re: damned if you do, damned if you don't

Interesting, thanks.
But I'll be damned if there aren't usually more than two choices. Think outside the damned box.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Is it correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Is it correct?

You might say that. It is cold in that it has yet to ignite and join in the burning. You may occasionally encounter the word "afresh", as in "We resumed hiking, starting afresh, the next morning." or "Having cleaned the hearth, he started the fire afresh." But "a fresh stick" would be "single unburn...
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Is it correct?
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Is it correct?

No.
He was throwing on the fire a fresh stick that he had brought from the porch.
He had brought a fresh stick from the porch and was throwing it on the fire.
He was throwing a stick.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pretty
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: pretty

And don't forget it can be a noun, and your little dog, too.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: IKinda
Replies: 46
Views: 6952

Re: IKinda

Thanks, WoZ, for the info. I shall adopt it immediately.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Colour perception
Replies: 37
Views: 37321

Re: Colour perception

We have a furbearing furbo: foxy.
Interesting... entire concepts are lacking from one culture to the next, regardless of how many words it takes to express them.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: "Free" publishing services
Replies: 13
Views: 3966

Re: "Free" publishing services

Uh....you might try asking them?
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: IKinda
Replies: 46
Views: 6952

Re: IKinda

PhilHunt wrote: Song lyrics are not literature.
is what I'd call a highly-subjective statement, and basically incorrect. No definition I have found says any such thing.

But if you are writing of the words to what I have called "alleged music", then I'm with you.
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Learn to speak Australian
Replies: 4
Views: 2348

Re: Learn to speak Australian

Life for "Sorry, Wrong Number".
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Colour perception
Replies: 37
Views: 37321

Re: Color pourception

Remembering that too, Shelley, and I have to say that I find the "Let's just cut through all this nonsense" to be refreshing, once I understand that it is not rude. The context, which I apologise for not having provided, to the coffee quotes: both are responses to the waitress's "Would you like more...