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by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: King Alfred
Replies: 0
Views: 3184

King Alfred

One of the greatest kings of England ruled between 871 and 899. He was named Alfred, and later became known as Alfred the Great. Alfred fought many battles against the Vikings, and was victorious in most of them, but on one occasion in 878, he was forced to flee. Passing through the woods, he came a...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Think before you leap
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Think before you leap

George was walking down the street when he saw in the distance a young lady who could only be described as a stunner. George was amazed when she smiled broadly and walked hurriedly towards him, so that soon she was standing in front of him, still with her welcoming smile, and now running her finger ...
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The horse
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

The horse

Classic piece of writing Erik, I think I have driven that horse, I mean ridden that car.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: For want of dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

For want of dreams

Did you hear about the dyslectic agnostic insomniac who used to lie awake all night wondering if there really is a dog?
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Doesn't have the chops. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 5459

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: 1362

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: 2120

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: 7611

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: 5407

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: 7611

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: 2154

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: 1692

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: 1692

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: 2154

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: 2423

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...