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by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boxing
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Re: Boxing

Gentlemen a new and excellent use for mouth guards is in the prevention of snoring. My sweetheart who I love and adore and who shares my bed was a snorer of massed pipe band proportions. She now wears a mouth guard that pushes her bottom jaw out slightly. Net result is that we now only have small sn...
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 7
Views: 3494

Re: Alcohol

Single Malt of course Bob.

WoZ from Islay
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 2
Views: 4476

Re: Sad news

I didn't know you had Kiwi friends?? They often get Baaaaaanned.

WoZ being anti-PC
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A happy Christmas to all!
Replies: 4
Views: 14041

Re: A happy Christmas to all!

Belated it may be but it did have to turn right side up so that you Northerners could read it. Talks of frost 'n ice 'n snow 'n the like is lost on we who endure 30-40 degree, centigrade that is, days for Chrissy. To all and sundry >> MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR . WoZ who survived it all
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: News
Replies: 6
Views: 12083

Re: News

Bob I am so sorry that I have only just seen this. I have been out of action and now my computer is dead. I am typing this in the library. New iMac on the way in a couple of weeks. That is absolutely fabulous news. Not quite as long as Rhonda and I but a nice settling in period was observed. Mate I ...
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Really sick lover
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

Re: Really sick lover

Steve if you are looking at sadism then you also need to understand the term masochism.. This is the consenting partner of a sadist.

WoZ the whacker
by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Horrendous son or horrendous daughter?
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Horrendous son or horrendous daughter?

As I read through the list I tried to guess what they meant before looking. I got a few wrong. Spermicide - killing of whales Vespacide - writing off a motor scooter Vaticide - destroying good grapes by poor winemaking techniques Tyrannicide - killing large dinosaurs Ovicide - dropping a carton of e...
by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Station
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

Re: Station

In Aus Steve we call them a bloody nuisance. That is the kind of tower nobody wants near them due to the possible risk of medical problems from the emission of low level radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME). The jury is out and it depends who you talk to about the problem but most people...
by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Device
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

Re: Device

Gee Steve I didn't even know these things existed but maybe just as well because, Despite what you might see online, mobile repeaters are illegal to operate without consent. It’s an offence to operate an unlicensed radiocommunications device and heavy fines or imprisonment can apply. So don’t let th...
by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Case
Replies: 12
Views: 5845

Re: Case

Bonnie I often had a very funny image of the Rhinestone Cowboy. I mean how gay can you get?

WoZ the Blingless
by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Case
Replies: 12
Views: 5845

Re: Case

Hi Steve. I would use the word "embellished" to describe the mobile case.

She had a mobile phone case that was embellished with colourful gems.

WoZ who has been known to embellish the truth
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Exam
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: Exam

Steve in Aus we use invigilator.

WoZ who has been invigilated
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Saver
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: Saver

Hi Steve, it is one of those cases where I wouldn't use either term but I am having trouble deciding what I might say. Perhaps because it is a very unusual thing to do nowadays. I may say that someone is a resolute saver, an active saver, a strict saver or maybe even an enterprising saver. You may w...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Cabinet

Steve, this is a glass display case and is usually found in shops. However some people, like myself, who have large collections of valuable objects may have them at home. The one you link has overhead lights but that is not always the case. They are generally lockable but some low price cabinets hav...
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Roamin'
Replies: 7
Views: 5417

Roamin'

I can't remember the Roman numerals for 51, 6 and 500. I'm livid !!

WoZius