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by Bobinwales
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: It's only a car
Replies: 0
Views: 474

It's only a car

I was talking to a bloke in the pub who told me that when he was in work last week his boss drove up in a brand new Porsche. The bloke told his boss how mtuch he liked the car and the boss said, "Well, if you work hard as you can, fulfil your contracts and never miss a day's work, I can have another...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: unami

In my bit of South Wales we have always kept the seaweed for ourselves, we would never share it with cattle!
This is laverbread. It is traditionally served with bacon and fried cockles for breakfast.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ynysforga ... /lightbox/
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Malaphor?
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Malaphor?

"I see they have found those boys in the cave" I said.
"How did they get in there in the first place?" she asked.
"Their coach took them in", I told her.
"They went in by bus?"
"No Love".
True story, and she will kill me if she finds I have told you.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's happening again
Replies: 0
Views: 511

It's happening again

A bloke in the pub told me that reincarnation is making a comeback.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: I should have known better
Replies: 0
Views: 449

I should have known better

I sat down this afternoon and thought that 40 winks would be a good idea. Of course it should never have entered my head because I immediately started thinking, "Why FORTY winks?". So instead I ended up with my tablet rather than my usual lap-top and Googled "Why 40 winks?". I got this... https://en...
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Motorcycle
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: Motorcycle

That about sums it up Tony. I bought mine second-hand in about 1965 for the enormous sum of about £100. When I left the band and rock music to go into folk music in about 1970 I swapped it for a £50 guitar. I saw one the same age as mine for sale about 5 years ago for £4½ thousand pounds. I still wa...
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Assist device
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Assist device

It is a sling Steven.
"He broke his arm and now has it in a sling".
by Bobinwales
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Motorcycle
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: Motorcycle

Me a Rocker? Never. I was a Mod. And no, I couldn't afford a scooter and a Fender Precision Bass.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do not disturb
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Do not disturb

I would call it "THE Do Not Disturb. AS in, "Can you stick the do-not-disturb on the door please?".
by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Motorcycle
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: Motorcycle

I would have called it a motorbike and sidecar.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a problem
Replies: 0
Views: 826

It's a problem

A woman in the pub told me that she had lost her lipstick but she hadn't. Then she said that it was her mascara that was missing but as that was there she thought that her eyeliner had gone. I told her that she should mind her make-up.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Umbrella
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: Umbrella

trolley wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:30 am
Yes, I had one do the "Wizard of Oz thing" and knock my gutter off as it sailed over my house.
I must say that I would be very interested to see our friend WoZ sail over a house.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Town house - USA usage.
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Town house - USA usage.

That is an interesting question Tony. I will be interested in any explanations that appear.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Cheaters always get caught
Replies: 0
Views: 1150

Cheaters always get caught

A bloke in the pub told me that his wife had found out that he had been cheating on her when she found the letters that he had been hiding, Now she won’t play Scrabble with him any more.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Get the picture
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Get the picture

A bloke in the pub told me that he had apologised to his wife confessing that he was sorry for treating her really badly recently and asked how could he make it up to her. She told him that he could take her to the cinema that evening. He said that he most certainly would, but couldn’t understand he...