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by Bobinwales
Fri May 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All together
Replies: 13
Views: 590

All together

I have been suffering with an ear worm all day. Remember Danny Kaye as Hans Christian Andersen? "The king is in the all together, All together..."
How did all together ever come to mean naked? It is bothering me almost as much as the ear worm!
by Bobinwales
Fri May 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Just plain rude
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Just plain rude

I was having a quiet drink in the pub when a bloke came up to me and said, "Nbag" straight into my face.
I was furious. I told him, "That's bang out of order!".
by Bobinwales
Thu May 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Twins
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Twins

I learned at a very young age never to comment on a lady's pregnancy until she tells you that she is pregnant. My mother showed symptoms of her cancer when she was 40ish, those symptoms made her look pregnant. I remember many tears when a stupid women made the wrong comment.
by Bobinwales
Thu May 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: which is the correct answer
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: which is the correct answer

As Erik says, either will do.
by Bobinwales
Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thing which is stucked on a can
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Thing which is stucked on a can

Apparently the opening device that stays on the can when it has been opend is called a stay tab and the ones that pull off completely are pop tabs. I have to say that until you asked the question I had never given it a thought, "tab" did the job. Steven there is no such word in English as "stucked"....
by Bobinwales
Tue May 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: paraphernalia
Replies: 14
Views: 4028

Re: paraphernalia

Thanks Tony. I hadn't heard of that one although I do know a couple of the actors.
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: spoony

There is indeed. The ball is actually three balls one inside the other. Margaret already had three children when we met and the chain has five links, she is one of five children.
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: spoony

For some reason I can't upload the picture, but this link should take you to it.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/155026089 ... 906168172/
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a band thing
Replies: 0
Views: 237

It's a band thing

I met an old friend from New Orleans the other night.
He told me that he had joined a band singing songs about the Mississippi going down to the sea.
It’s a tributary band.
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: spoony

I think that spooning in the cuddling sense is far more likely to come from the way that two spoons fit together rather than the Welsh lovespoon. It is true that they were given as love tokens, and in fact I have carved several in my time. I now make them in ceramic, the one I made Margaret is espec...
by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tree
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Tree

It would be better to say, "The tree was uprooted in the storm".
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: to each of
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: to each of

They don't.
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Library ladder
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Library ladder

We would be very pleased to see you.
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: magniloquent
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: magniloquent

I cant wait to drop that one into a conversation.
by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Dogs

"I wanted a good guard dog".