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by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Boat

We have been away on a short trip into England, so I wasn't able to do much to help Steven with his query.
I found THIS FOOTAGE from way back of coracle fishing on the River Teifi (not the spelling in the film!) a long time ago. There are still coracle fishermen in Wales, but not very many now.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Boat

You are right of course, Bob should have answered that! I am away in Yorkshire at the moment and a little bit out of electronic touch!
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: A baby

As Bonnie says, in this day and age we call them "babies". If I had to label the little mite, I would say "illegitimate". . I have to point out that "parents don't have a legal marriage license" is simply wrong. We would say "the parents are not married". In Britain a licence (note the UK spelling) ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Ancestors

1. What do you call a woman who was born in the US but immigrates to the UK? 2. What do you call a woman who has American ancestors but was born and lives in the UK? Your answers would be highly appreciated. Steven, I would simply call the first woman, "American born" and the second "British". I am...
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Back to the tough stuff: prepositions
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Back to the tough stuff: prepositions

Welcome back.
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Discussion

It just means that the speaker doesn't want to talk about it and will not change his/her stance under any circumstances.
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Nottingham
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Nottingham

After telling you about playing in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham thought that I would tell you about another incident on the same trip, I was playing for Dwy Droed Chwith (Two Left Feet) who had been invited to dance at a music festival, much of which was outdoors. Our first set was in the...
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Never there enough
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Never there enough

Will Bob soon be paying a visit there to check out the Larwood & Voce, I wonder? I haven't been to Nottingham for years, but did investigate some pubs including Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem during my last trip. I was there in a band playing the music for a Welsh clog dancing team. We went into the pub...
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: restrictive/non-restrictive
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: restrictive/non-restrictive

The only thing that was left in the house was the piano and that was too heavy to be carried by one person.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Beer

Have a read HERE.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Missing

I have changed the Merlot for a Malbec, and my laptop, complete with a new keyboard, is back home with me.
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Missing

Just in case anyone has missed me, my laptop is in hospital. It has had a very unfortunate altercation with a glass of Merlot I expect to be back in the land of the virtual next week.
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Appetite
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Appetite

I think that she would be more likely to say, "I've lost my appetite!".
If the brother had asked, "Why are you going?" she might well have replied, "I lost my appetite!".
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Beer

We don't have faucets in the UK, we have taps, so those are beer-taps.
A lot of us here prefer our beer alive, we call it "Real Ale". Real ale is served with a "Hand Pump".
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by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Cars

I was interested in Bonniel's reply as well. I have never in my life heard of a moonroof. Sunroofs, yes.
I assume that moonroof is an American term, it definitely isn't British.
You have me fascinated now Bonniel.

Interestingly, my spellchecker recognises sunroof but not moonroof.