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by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Leave out
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Leave out

This is one of those happy times when not only can you use either, you could actually use both (for emphasis).
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Buck
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Buck

You might like to consider this, . "The expression is said to have originated from poker, in which a marker or counter (such as a knife with a buckhorn handle during the American Frontier era) was used to indicate the person whose turn it was to deal. If the player did not wish to deal he could pass...
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Buck
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Buck

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has not used the name Middleton since 29 April 2011 when she married, although the Press seem to be completely oblivious of the fact. If she were to use a surname at all, she would be 'Wales'. My situation rings similar bells. I married my wife in December last year, ...
by Bobinwales
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: July
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

July

Happy Birthday America.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Chat and a pint
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Chat and a pint

I was in the pub last week and I fell to talking with a bloke called Peter.
He was very vertically challenged but earned a living as a baker.
He told me some really fascinating details about making flat bread.
I really did love the Pitta patter of tiny Pete.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Light - Lamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Light - Lamp

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by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dentist's helper
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: Dentist's helper

There is a male dental nurse in the practice I use. He is of Chinese stock.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The grill
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: The grill

What Tony is saying is, either will do, as will, "Take over here while I take this call please", or "Can you look after this lot while I take this bloody call please?".
by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Two dishes
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: Two dishes

As they are probably from the East, we would probably call them whatever you told us they were called.
Having said that, the first one looks as though it could be a spring roll.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The General Election
Replies: 1
Views: 869

The General Election

Another General Election proves that exit polls are on the way out.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Around the corner
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Around the corner

There is nothing wrong with that Steven, but I would say something along the lines of, "Every time you turn up there is something bad lurking round the corner".
by Bobinwales
Tue May 30, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The most occupier
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: The most occupier

JosephPA, Steven is Vietnamese, living in Vietnam. English is not his first language and he asks us for advice. We enjoy helping him with colloquialisms and anomalies. Welcome to our community Joseph.