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by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sonogram
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Sonogram

You both knew where she had been, so "Did they tell you whether it is a boy or a girl?" would be enough.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: can't usually
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: can't usually

To me they say the same things. Although I have to say that your second options don't feel right.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: don't know a man
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: don't know a man

They can indeed. That is why a native speaker would never use them.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: She Loves You
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: She Loves You

I met a man who told me a very sad story. Apparently he had a paper shop that was quite successful but one day it blew away. Then his wife who had a shop selling brassieres went bust.
OK. I'll stop now.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: She Loves You
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: She Loves You

I have got much worse than that, Phil.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: committing no crime/having committed no crime
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: committing no crime/having committed no crime

"But" is a good word.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: She Loves You
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

She Loves You

I met a bloke in the pub who told me that he is a Beatles fan. He eats, drinks and breathes the Beatles, he plays their music constantly, the walls of all the rooms in his house are covered with posters and he has a copy of every record they ever made except one. I think he needs Help.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: life-saved
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: life-saved

Verbing isn't always bad. It is usually painful. This one is abdominal.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: drag / in drag / drag queen
Replies: 9
Views: 14704

Re: drag / in drag / drag queen

Welcome Rey. The word "fag" in the UK refers to a cigarette not a gay man, so I have to say that your assumption is unlikely.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Steak
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Steak

It is not an expression that I have ever heard.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Jobs

Not here Steven.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: blind men on galloping horses
Replies: 23
Views: 18010

Re: blind men on galloping horses

Glorious story Tony.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Peachy
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Peachy

When I was a kid, "coloured" covered a multitude, and did it effectively,
In the same way that "blonde" or"bald did.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boxes of pies stacked up
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Boxes of pies stacked up

They look like pizzas to me not pies but I could be wrong.
by Bobinwales
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just a Minute rules ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Just a Minute rules ...

For what it is worth, I agree with you Tony.
I wouldn't allow "monkey" and "monkeys" either.