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by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Awfully steep
Replies: 3
Views: 3481

Re: Awfully steep

You most certainly can Steven.
I'm just a bit puzzled about the second question. What is it?

EDIT . . .My thanks to Erik who has answered my question in the post below this.
I feel a bit ashamed of myself for missing something so obvious!
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Goldfish
Replies: 0
Views: 2696

Goldfish

A bloke in the pub told me that he had bought two goldfish. He named them One and Two, because if One died he would still have Two left. And if Two died he would still have One.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The public at large
Replies: 2
Views: 2699

The public at large

I was told by an expert that the spread of Coronavirus depends on two things:
The denseness of the population
And
The denseness of the population.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Etymology of the Word "Wizard"
Replies: 7
Views: 4125

Re: Etymology of the Word "Wizard"

As far as I know the word "wizard" comes from the Middle English "Wys" meaning "wise".
I have no idea where the magical bumbling illegitimate men came from because I have never come across the concept. The wizards that I have met (in literature) have all been wise men.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: his ex-wife
Replies: 3
Views: 2988

Re: his ex-wife

Being someone who has been married three times, if you said that you had seen my ex-wife in the pub I would probably ask which one. As would my (current) wife.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Let me take care of it
Replies: 4
Views: 3371

Re: Let me take care of it

Actually Steven, using all three at the same time would be completely natural and nice.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Green blood stream
Replies: 3
Views: 2862

Re: Green blood stream

I would not pay any attention to the piece at all when you see such bad English as, " She would of said to the journalist’s , make sure the camera is on ME... . What should have been written is, " She would have said to the journalists , make sure the camera is on ME... . (The comma is in the wrong ...
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Christ above
Replies: 7
Views: 4375

Re: Christ above

I drink my coffee black. Quite often when I order an Americano I get asked if I want milk,
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: plan
Replies: 1
Views: 2450

Re: plan

Sorry, I don't think any of them make sense.
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Hook
Replies: 0
Views: 3752

Hook

A bloke in the pub told me that he hadn't slept for three nights trying to
find out what Captain Hook was called before the crocodile ate his hand.
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cakewalk
Replies: 5
Views: 3599

Re: Cakewalk

by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bugger
Replies: 10
Views: 5255

Re: Bugger

I have not come across "bugger's grips" before, and I am sorry if I am stating the obvious, but surely "bugger" in that sense refers to origin of the word rather than the slang.
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: one more time
Replies: 2
Views: 2771

Re: one more time

I don't think that a native speaker would use any of those in normal speech.
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A few shades
Replies: 5
Views: 3657

Re: A few shades

by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tradeoff
Replies: 2
Views: 3328

Re: Tradeoff

That is a good a description.