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by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: verb agreement
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

Re: verb agreement

I would say that all of them are correct.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flyers door to door
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Flyers door to door

I would call him, "The bloke who delivers flyers".
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a book
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

It's a book

A bloke in the pub told me that when he was in the library, he saw a little girl take out a book called Advice for Young Mothers. “Why do you want a book like that?” he asked her and she replied, “I collect moths”.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Respect - Polite - Forgive
Replies: 7
Views: 2951

Re: Respect - Polite - Forgive

I can't think of any, Steven.
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: has the meaning...
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Re: has the meaning...

I agree, but having said that I would have accepted the explanation if the writer had used inverted commas (quotation marks).
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"Face" has the meaning as in the saying "to lose face".
by Bobinwales
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Doggy Tale
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

A Doggy Tale

A bloke in the pub told me that his dog kept chasing people on a bike, so he took the bike off her.
But then she sat in the garden barking all day.
In the end he gave the bike back because her bark was worse than her bike.
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bossed by one's girlfriend
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

Re: Bossed by one's girlfriend

The poor bloke is "nagged".
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide
Replies: 13
Views: 7198

Re: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide

I take Tony's point. Perhaps we should stop this thread. Can Phil stop further commenting?
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide
Replies: 13
Views: 7198

Re: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide

I would like to claim authorship but I'm afraid I can't. . I am not saying that there wasn’t a democratic mandate for Brexit at the time. I am just saying that if I narrowly decided to order fish at a restaurant that was known for chicken, but said that it was happy to offer fish, and so far I have ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Live off one's parents
Replies: 4
Views: 2489

Re: Live off one's parents

I would call him, A-lazy-sod-who-will-live-to-regret-being-a-lazy-sod-when-his-parents-have-popped-off.
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Finnegans Wake and beesknees
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: Finnegans Wake and beesknees

Many years ago I was a part-time youth leader. Technically, I was there to encourage music and musicians but as I was the only arty one on the staff I had to encourage painters and poets as well. One such poet was a young man who had ridden a motorbike into a wall, damaging his head. His poetry cons...
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Scary
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Scary

A bloke in the pub told me that he was reading a book about two gay ghosts.
They couldn’t haunt together because they gave each other the willies.
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: that is vs. those are vs. it is
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

Re: that is vs. those are vs. it is

I would say that none of them is correct.
Try,
They are the young people who do that.
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Finnegans Wake and beesknees
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: Finnegans Wake and beesknees

I think you are very brave reading James Joyce, he is pretty hard work.

I can only assume that the character pronounces "business" as "bees knees". It is an odd way of doing things though.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Be careful!
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Re: Be careful!

"Pavements are for walking, not riding bikes! You blithering idiot!"
IMPORTANT Use only if you are at least six foot two with large muscles and the bicycle rider is quite small.