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by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Smoking device
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Smoking device

That is quite a long name for such a thing Steven. I think that if we were to give it a name, certainly I cannot imagine us using the Vietnamese name. I think that Tony has it with "Vietnamese pipe".
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: The bones of his ass
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: The bones of his ass

It is quite a usual expression here, I use it myself. Always arse though, ass is a donkey, but I have noticed that it is one of the Americanism galloping into UK English.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why English is so hard to learn
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Why English is so hard to learn

My Welsh is appalling, but I will ask some of my friends if there are any instances in that language.
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Smoking device
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Smoking device

Steven, could you have a try of spelling what you call the pipe using English letters please?
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sea change
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Sea change

It is good to see you back Ken. You have been missed.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Wine

Bonny! Someone in your family owns a winery and you don't drink? What a waste of a relation! :D
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: that was so that...
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: that was so that...

Your "black" sentences are correct.
by Bobinwales
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: asked that he should
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: asked that he should

Why would you want to change your "black" statements? They are better than your alternatives.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: be happy
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: be happy

a and b are considerably better than your alternatives which would not be used in colloquial conversation.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fighting for
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Fighting for

That is fine Steven.
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mountain part
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Mountain part

But things are not always quite what they seem!
https://imgur.com/gallery/DWH6Z
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clouds
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Clouds

I am not sure that it means anything. It is just poetry.
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wear a jacket either way
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Wear a jacket either way

I would call it a reversible jacket. As apparently does this manufacturer.
http://www.gearist.com/2014/11/03/revie ... mens-mens/
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: another 'any' question
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: another 'any' question

Yes. It can have both those meanings.
by Bobinwales
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: we have anything you need
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: we have anything you need

I would say, "everything a mother needs".