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by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 1521

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: 429

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: 1521

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: 599

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: 513

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: 696

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: 491

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: 768

Re: Dogs

"I wanted a good guard dog".
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hair thing
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Hair thing

Erik told me that my link in the previous post didn't work. I have sorted it now.
by Bobinwales
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: one to each
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: one to each

Most people would work out what you meant without too much thought.
by Bobinwales
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: want it new
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: want it new

Yes, but most are a bit cumbersome.
by Bobinwales
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Pluck
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Re: Pluck

Thanks everyone. I did consider Plwc of course, but I can't find that word either. The area was a dreadful mess until relatively recently. I will have a search around and see if I can show you some then and now pictures. I actually remember the area without a blade of grass because of sulphuric acid...
by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A spot at a restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: A spot at a restaurant

Not bad Steven and with two small changes either will do the job.

1. Whoever gets there first should find a table and keep our spot.
2. Whoever gets there first had better find a table and keep our seats.
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bathtub
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Bathtub

Steven, you have just come across another peculaiarity of the English Language.
It isn't, "there are a yellow thing, a brush and a black dish on the board".
It is, "there is a yellow thing, a brush and a black dish on the board".
by Bobinwales
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Pluck
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Re: Pluck

Not at all possible Tony.
I hadn't come across pluck as lee before, and that is obviously a possible derivation.
Thank you