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by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Doesn't have the chops. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 5385

Doesn't have the chops. . .

What about chop meaning a cut of meat?
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: eschatology
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

eschatology

Yes, but he ended up in the scatology.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tasking engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

tasking engine

I infer from the above discussion that if I press this button / something interesting will happen.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Choice or choices
Replies: 23
Views: 7390

Choice or choices

"A range from which to choose" what a simple phrase.

Sir Clive is going into soccer management with Southampton next season. I wonder what position Jonny will play. As for the 3-0 bit, wait until Wales has a go at the job when you come to see us.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: synesis revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 5213

synesis revisited

Personally, I don't care if "The Games is coming" is correct or not, it sounds daft. And if it sounds daft, it's usually wrong. (Not always I know, but this is a generalisation not a proper maxim)
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Choice or choices
Replies: 23
Views: 7390

Choice or choices

If Yorkie's shopkeeper had offered him a "choice of either A or B", there would not have been an argument. As it is Yorkie was being asked to make a choice, and if you are asked to make a choice I do not see how you can have choices. I agree with Yorkie on this one, in spite of what his countrymen h...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Scouse
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Scouse

I think you will find that Liverpudlians are quite proud of being Scousers, were you to use the word you would find that your teeth would be perfectly safe, and in the right setting quite wet with delicious liquid purchased in a glass.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: body souffles and foot butters
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

body souffles and foot butters

Shelley! I am surprised at you, although it's nice to know that you would contemplate having a soak with something other than a dictionary. Let me know if you manage it with The Boss though, I would love to know where he put his guitar.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: body souffles and foot butters
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

body souffles and foot butters

I wouldn't want to have a bath with stuff that was over 50 years old personally. New bottles are quite cheap in most supermarkets I find.
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Scouse
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Scouse

You might come across a Liverpudlian being called a SCOUSER as well, but it all comes from the stew.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiger Tim
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Tiger Tim

Because Tim Henman’s name is Tim, and it is a well known alliteration. I don’t think changing your original lead post is at all fair on the people who take the time and trouble to answer you Frank. If you want to go in a different direction, fine, but from my own point of view I would much rather yo...
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "it was a fluke"
Replies: 15
Views: 5540

"it was a fluke"

I should have explained more clearly. What I meant was that I can accept that the word came from the fish, but I am still convinced that the expression came from billiards. I am not a fisherman, I have not eaten a fluke, and as far as I know have never seen one. I reiterate that it is not a popular ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Adultery
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Adultery

Thank you all. I think we can safely keep the worshiping of idols out of the equation. In its most simple form, the argument was "can an unmarried person be an adulterer?" I said "Yes", Shelly says "Yes" and Ken says "Yes"; unfortunately, all of the definitions I have seen of the word are a bit wool...
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "it was a fluke"
Replies: 15
Views: 5540

"it was a fluke"

The arguments have convinced me that the expression came from the fish, but I remain adamant that it came from billiards, even though I agree that latterly it is sometimes used to describe a chance accident good or bad
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: menstruate
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

menstruate

The curse. Although in truth I wouldn't mind betting that it was probably never mentioned.