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by Bobinwales
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: I wish I had said it... first!
Replies: 1
Views: 446

I wish I had said it... first!

A good pun is its own reword.
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Minding ones P's and Q's
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Minding ones P's and Q's

How nice it is to hear from you Shelly, you have been missed. . As for Ps and Qs, I was always led to believe that when my ancestors, the Welsh especially, were known to drink beer in quarts (two pints), so their debts to the landlord would have a board marked up as owing so many P ints and Q uarts,...
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: punctuation words
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: punctuation words

Is THIS an use to your problem?
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beach things
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Beach things

This is quite interesting. I have never seen these things in use in the UK, so I had a quick Google. They seem to be listed as "torpedo rescue buoys" and nearly all of the adverts manage to mention Baywatch. It has set me wondering whether they were invented for the programme or just made popular by...
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: whichever ones
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: whichever ones

None of them work for me.
In fact, "Those of us who get there first will talk to the manager", is the only one that I am comfortable with.
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: regulation
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: regulation

I would be more comfortable with, "built to regulation".
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet paper roll
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Toilet paper roll

Steven, it has nothing to do with your use of English, but perhaps you might like to reconsider your wording. :D
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: anything at all
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: anything at all

"Anything" is the wrong word. In my opinion only "something" would work.
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Can't be arsed
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Can't be arsed

Excellent Tony. That gets to the bottom of it.
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: What the Dickens.
Replies: 3
Views: 816

What the Dickens.

I knew that the Charles Dickens classic story "A Tale of Two Cities" was published originally as a serial, but I didn't know that it first saw the light of day, not in a literary magazine, but in two local newspapers. Apparently it was the Bicester Times, it was the Worcester Times.
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Gossip
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Gossip

"Is it used correctly?"

Yes it is fine. It means that gossip could have an affect on his life.
by Bobinwales
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Sunday Golf
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Sunday Golf

Father Benjamin woke up one Sunday morning and looked out of the window and saw an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day. He fought his conscience and his conscience lost. He decided to play golf. . He telephoned Father John, told him that he was feeling very unwell and convinced him to...
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: instead asking me to
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: instead asking me to

Yes, but they are ungainly.
by Bobinwales
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wooden thing
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Wooden thing

I got Google to translate the page and it was called a tray. That seems fair to me.
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Motor crash
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Motor crash

My friend's wife crashed her car this morning. When the police came she said the other man involved was talking on his mobile-phone and eating a sandwich at the time.

The police advised her the man was entitled to do what he wanted in his own conservatory.