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by Bobinwales
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Finger food for thought
Replies: 32
Views: 15110

Re: Finger food for thought

We are not all Labour Tony. Some of us ride a Red Dragon waving a yellow poppy. :D :D
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Finger food for thought
Replies: 32
Views: 15110

Re: Finger food for thought

Welcome back to politics, although strangely enough, I am quietly retiring myself and by September of 2019 I plan to have no public life at all. As I remind people, I chaired my first meeting when I was 23 and in September next year I will be 72½. Feet up time.
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kayfabe
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: kayfabe

Until I read Ken's excellent post, I had never heard the expression and certainly would not have had a clue as to what it meant.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chrome circle
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: Chrome circle

Any chance of a magic wand? The picture is not showing here.
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Foam and cling film
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: Foam and cling film

A couple of supermarkets over here are inviting customers to take their own containers.
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cooking device
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Cooking device

I would call it a blow torch.
That one isn't very good. I have been watching for 5 minutes and it hasn't melted that ice-cream yet!
by Bobinwales
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Foam and cling film
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: Foam and cling film

We call Styrofoam "Expanded polystyrene" (rightly or wrongly). It is appalling stuff that has been rightly banned in some countries. To see a single doughnut being offered for sale packaged like that is nothing short of disgraceful. It is not recyclable and takes several hundred years to degrade. So...
by Bobinwales
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Eulogy for lost friends
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: Eulogy for lost friends

Here is a story that starts with a terrible confession. When I was a young man I worked in shipping on Swansea Docks. Although my job was largely office-bound, there were times when I had to go out. On one occasion I went to see a case of personal effects that had been damaged. The lid had been smas...
by Bobinwales
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Eulogy for lost friends
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: Eulogy for lost friends

A sad story indeed, but just remember how much pleasure you will be giving to so many people all of whom will silently thank you.
by Bobinwales
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Big pieces of fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Big pieces of fabric

We don't have them, they wouldn't last a fortnight in our climate, but if we did I think we would probably call one a blind.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: n incident in 1997
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: n incident in 1997

But if you said. "It was in 1997 that I recalled an incident". Or "I recalled an incident that happened in 1997", we would know what you were on about.
by Bobinwales
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: writing about Hemingway in Cuba
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: writing about Hemingway in Cuba

I have no problem with that.
In fact if you want to be in London you would say, "I am in London and want to write about Tom and his family"
Or even, "I am in London and want to write about Tom and his family when the were here". Or "...when they were in London".
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: over his eye
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: over his eye

azz wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 pm

a. He hung the his belt over the door knob? YES

b. He put his handkerchief over his eye.
if he put his hand on his forehead above his left eye? NO - "Over his eye" would mean to cover it.

c.There was a cut over his eye. YES
by Bobinwales
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Microphone
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: Microphone

A friend of mine is a television sound engineer, so I asked him.
They are called MICROPHONE FLAGS
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: blivet
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: blivet

Welcome Friends of the Gerund. But please tell us why you are shouting.