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by tony h
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Lumber
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Lumber

I appreciate the "decent feller" residing quietly in the middle.
by tony h
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Celebrations in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Celebrations in Wales

Congratulations Geraint Thomas.
by tony h
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Oscilloscope
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Oscilloscope

My wife was in my workshop when she said, "how many oscilloscopes do you need?". "Good point", I thought and bought another.
Now I am in trouble.
by tony h
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is this type of word called?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: What is this type of word called?

Bobinwales wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:40 am
Which is why birds with black heads are called "penguin" which is a corruption of the Welsh 'pen gwyn' which in turn means 'white head'.
Naturally, this just might be urban myth.

Why are they "urban myths" and not "town myths" or "rural myths"?
by tony h
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is this type of word called?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: What is this type of word called?

Phil, at the end of a difficult day, I did enjoy that. Thank you.
by tony h
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: February
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: February

…but not according to my teachers. The notion of that pronunciation being incorrect was reinforced so thoroughly when I was in school My French teacher did the same thing. "Pronunciation and grammar are very important in France. You won't find French people making a mistake." As a result I avoided ...
by tony h
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: feeling of anguish
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: feeling of anguish

charley horse That is a new one on me. And for those similarly ignorant of it: Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. Charley horses can occur in any muscle, but they’re most common in the legs. These spasms are marked by uncomfortable muscle contractions. [/color] Definition courtesy of...
by tony h
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: on the way to...
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: on the way to...

Those options are terribly cumbersome. Bob, it is odd how things become cumbersome> I was playing about with the phrase and found Original: On the way to learning where I should board my plane ... Option 1: On the way to finding where I should board my plane - sounds ok. Option 2: On the way to fin...
by tony h
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Conductor
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Conductor

baton
by tony h
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is this type of word called?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: What is this type of word called?

Hi, and welcome to the site. I am puzzled at your premise. It seems to me the words do mean what their nouns suggest. Taking them in turn - and without thoroughly checking the etymology: Bread has a range of meanings from food generally to a "baked and leavened loaf" to morsels of food. Shortbread -...
by tony h
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: February
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: February

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:42 am
I don't care whether people sound the R or not.
Hrrumpph! There starts the rot that is the end of civilisation. :lol:
by tony h
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: could have been others
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: could have been others

Bob, I know what you mean. My machine reader flagged it up as a double entendre. :lol:
by tony h
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: February
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: February

For me the r is there, only a light dash.
by tony h
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more than you are
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: more than you are

azz wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 am
I would like to see if that would work as a plural form of:
He is more of a teacher than you.

Many thanks.
They are more of a teacher than you are.
by tony h
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: punpunpun.com
Replies: 0
Views: 139

punpunpun.com

Just came across this note the quality of the puns is bad or worse with occasional glimpses of medium. But the event sounds rather fun.
http://www.punpunpun.com/