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by Bobinwales
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: In the pub
Replies: 8
Views: 4398

In the pub

A bloke in the pub said that he had asked a librarian for the name of an author who wrote books about dinosaurs. She told him to try Sarah Topps.
by Bobinwales
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Au contraire
Replies: 6
Views: 3869

Re: Au contraire

No Steven, I do not use the expression and have never done.
I would consider any (native) English speaker saying "au contraire" to be pretentious in the extreme.
Miss Piggy or Del Boy even. (Always assuming that one or the other has managed the trip to Vietnam of course).
by Bobinwales
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Kudos
Replies: 6
Views: 4085

Re: Kudos

Bobinwales I meant to ask. Do you have some special claim to the title of Wizard? My only claim is the nickname of Dumbledore. I discovered that I had been given that name by my team and that it was after the J.K. Rowling character not after the bee. Only a Word Wizard as you are yourself Tony. Dav...
by Bobinwales
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: How to Make the Usage of Writing in Creating Essay Documentation
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Re: How to Make the Usage of Writing in Creating Essay Documentation

Thank you Erik, I really appreciate you sharing that magnificent piece of drivel.
I have a question. Does Jessica Brown know that her hard work is being treated as it deserves, and does she still have access o the site?
by Bobinwales
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Kudos
Replies: 6
Views: 4085

Re: Kudos

I was in Oxford myself yesterday, a short break to celebrate my birthday. Had we met you would actually have had a coffee with a wizard! What a shame it didn't happen.
by Bobinwales
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Patron Saint
Replies: 2
Views: 2724

Patron Saint

Did you know that the Patron Saint of people who send multiple emails is Saint Francis of a c.c.?
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2155

Re: Help!

Oh good grief!
Thank you Phil.
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2155

Help!

I was given this pun today.
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What drops when you kill a bard?
LUTE

.
I can't see it.
Help please.
by Bobinwales
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Old habits
Replies: 2
Views: 2366

Re: Old habits

I am married to a Yorkshire woman. I can easily believe this story.
by Bobinwales
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Parking lot
Replies: 6
Views: 3337

Re: Parking lot

Just for the record Steve, we don't have parking lots in the UK, we have car parks. And your photograph shows a multi storey contraption.
by Bobinwales
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: of any
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

Re: of any

I can't see anything wrong with any of them.
by Bobinwales
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Surprise a bacteria
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Re: Surprise a bacteria

Stevenloan wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:06 pm
What's so funny about it?
Not a lot!
by Bobinwales
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: share a computer
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Re: share a computer

"John and I share a computer and as do do Pete and Dave" makes it clear that there are two.
by Bobinwales
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's a strange pub
Replies: 0
Views: 4372

It's a strange pub

A bloke in the pub told me that he was drinking to drown his sorrows. He had just found out that on top of all of his illnesses he has hypochondria as well
by Bobinwales
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Polite ways to decline
Replies: 3
Views: 2630

Re: Polite ways to decline

I'm sorry. I am a bit pressed for time.