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by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Endorsement
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Endorsement

As this is obviously an American quote I should leave it to our American members, but I will say that we do hear "off of" this side of The Pond, but it is severely frowned upon.
I too assume that endorsement money is advertising fees.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fruit juice container
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Fruit juice container

If it is refrigerated it could be called a chiller.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide

Thank you Erik.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide

Erik, could I please have permission to share your excellent treatise with some friends, political and otherwise?
by Bobinwales
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Drunk
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Drunk

It is not something that my generation in Wales encouraged. We would get merry certainly, but being drunk was actually frowned upon. I believe that nowadays younger people may feel and act differently.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Office chairs
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Office chairs

Another example of Amglish there Shelley. When we have to use the stupid things we sit on a pouffe. (Poo-fay)
by Bobinwales
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: phone line breaking up
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: phone line breaking up

Shelley wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Bobinwales, you're repeating yourself, again.
How did that happen?
How did that happen?
I can't see how to delete.
I can't see how to delete.
Sorry.
Sorry.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 3326

Re: Authoress

Shelley wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:53 pm
I dunno, Bob, some bigoted snipers have accused them of having no sense of humor at all!
I dunno either, even though my daughter is married to a lady.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: phone line breaking up
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: phone line breaking up

Shelley wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:29 pm
. . . or, the severing of my car's forward trajectory when -- "Hey! That guy just cut me off!"
I would have said. "That bloke just cut me up!"
Both sides of the Pond again.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: phone line breaking up
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: phone line breaking up

Shelley wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:29 pm
. . . or, the severing of my car's forward trajectory when -- "Hey! That guy just cut me off!"
I would have said. "That bloke just cut me up!"
Both sides of the Pond again.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 3326

Re: Authoress

It has always puzzled me why the common acronym LGBT separates "Lesbian" and "Gay", surely lesbians are gay.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Shoes

I always thought that Velcro is a rip-off!
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Old years eve
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Old years eve

Welcome. You have started with a good problem.
I am afraid that I have never heard of the celebration.
by Bobinwales
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: so much better
Replies: 14
Views: 2226

Re: so much better

Shelley, it is so nice to hear from you! I hope you are well.
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 3709

Re: Happy Christmas!

I did indeed take the picture, in a park just around the corner from where we live. I will be happy to photograph it again when it is in full leaf. Watch this space, another six months and your question will answered. Wikipedia says, "They are often known in English as planes or plane trees. Some No...