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by Bobinwales
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Brexit explained: A layperson's guide
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

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: 1962

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: 1750

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: 2578

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: 5078

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: 2578

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: 2578

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: 5078

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: 1550

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: 1287

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: 2777

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: 4300

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...
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chrome lock
Replies: 7
Views: 2431

Re: Chrome lock

We would call them kilner jars. But what the mechanism is called is anyone's guess.
(A man called Kilner invented them in Yorkshire)
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Commencement
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: Commencement

I have never heard of a "commencement". Is this something that only happens in the USA?
by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 4300

Re: Happy Christmas!

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:17 am
Beautiful tree-structure! (What species?)
Nadolig Llawen!
The tree is one of several species that grow wherever I happen to be. They are part of a group known as, "Buggered-if-I-know"! :D