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by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: someone wouldn't
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: someone wouldn't

Your examples are too convoluted.
I thought that everyone would scream when they saw my scars; but he didn't.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as much as anybody
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: as much as anybody

I would say (a).
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Italian Chef
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Italian Chef

You know that I will have to steal that don't you?
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: The new style Clubhouse and site
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: The new style Clubhouse and site

I haven't had much of a play yet, but from what I have seen so far it looks very comfortable.
Well done Phil. I am proud to know you.
by Bobinwales
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Bottle

That is exactly what it means Steven.
I have to say that I don't like "already" in that sentence or context though.
I would have said, "No. She She's five years old now. Of course she is off the bottle".
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Domestic engineer
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Domestic engineer

It's better than "domestic goddess"!
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to own somebody
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: to own somebody

As you may know "w" in Welsh is a vowel, so "pwned" would be pronounced poo-NED in the Language of Heaven.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Green notes
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Green notes

The last UK Pound note was green as well.

Doesn't the Queen look young?
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Aquatic Merriment
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Aquatic Merriment

Do you know how to make a squid laugh?
It couldn't be easier. It only takes ten tickles.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: do you know whether
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: do you know whether

"Do you know if he is there now or whether he will be later?" seems to be more comfortable for me.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Brochures
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Brochures

If they hand out leaflets and ask for a donation to their charity the new term is CHUGGER. These people are more often than not paid workers for the charity.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: one-night stand
Replies: 4
Views: 2444

Re: one-night stand

I always thought that it was "one night stand" because of the other meaning of the phrase.
"One night floppy" would not be at all useful methinks.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Planned downtime
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Planned downtime

Oh strewth! I don't know if this is worrying or exciting.
I do know that Phil is now my hero!
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Closets
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Closets

In America clothes and what have you are kept in closets. In the UK we keep them in cupboards, and when we have a secret that no-one must know about we have a "skeleton in the cupboard", but often we see the American version being used here. Indeed your link is to a British newspaper. This phrase me...
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Roller
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Roller

I just bought a vintage Rolls Royce, but the budget didn't cover a driver.
So I spent all that money, and I've got nothing to chauffeur it.