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by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet product
Replies: 5
Views: 4967

Re: Toilet product

I have always called them, "A waste of money".
by Bobinwales
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Translations
Replies: 3
Views: 5630

Translations

A friend of mine in Spain and makes a living translating Spanish and French. She received this email which proves beyond doubt that relying on machine translation is not wise. A sentiment with which I am sure that Erik and Phil wholeheartedly agree... even without seeing this little gem. Dear Sir/Ma...
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ships
Replies: 4
Views: 4782

Re: Ships

I spent almost 30 years pf my working life in the Shipping industry, and I always quote the Chief Docks Foreman of Swansea Docks, Sid Osborne, when it comes to this argument. "A boat goes on the boat deck; a ship goes on the sea". (Except submarines of course!)
by Bobinwales
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bland
Replies: 3
Views: 4141

Re: Bland

Try drinking flour mixed with cold water. That flavour is bland... nothing. In other words, it has nothing going for it whatsoever apart from the fact that it is a liquid and will satisfy a thirst. Although it does it without giving pleasure. The pub sells beer, but there is no atmosphere in the pla...
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Agree politely
Replies: 2
Views: 3447

Re: Agree politely

All three look reasonable to me.
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Camping
Replies: 3
Views: 3760

Re: Camping

According to Google, it is the Inceptional Ridges of Hawaii.
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a fascinating story
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

Re: a fascinating story

Neither 1 or 2 are saying what you think that they are saying.
The line you are looking for is surely, "That is too scary a story to read to a child".
The other version would be along the lines of...
"That's a scary story you can read to a child".
by Bobinwales
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wedding
Replies: 4
Views: 3904

Re: Wedding

I seem to remember people having a "quiet wedding" as opposed to a "white wedding". I have no idea if youngsters still use the terms.
by Bobinwales
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It's not flooded with water
Replies: 7
Views: 5048

Re: It's not flooded with water

This is the tidal causeway from Rhossili to Worms Head on the Gower Peninsular not too far from where I live.
As you can see at high tide the causeway is completely submerged. It is not unknown for visitors to get stuck overnight.

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by Bobinwales
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It's not flooded with water
Replies: 7
Views: 5048

Re: It's not flooded with water

I would call it a causeway.
"At low tide you can walk to the island on the causeway".
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Shipwrecked
Replies: 0
Views: 6773

Shipwrecked

Once upon a time a man was shipwrecked alone except for a pig and a dog on a desert island. After a while they were quite comfortable and able to take some time to relax. One of their favourite times of the day was the amazing sunsets which they watched from the beach. On one such evening the man fe...
by Bobinwales
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 7
Views: 28049

Re: Coronavirus

Stay well everyone.
It isn't easy staying at home, relying on people to run messages, but it is essential if you are that sort of age like my wife and I.
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint David's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 12414

Re: Saint David's Day

So did I, Phil, so did I.
I raised a glass to St Piran on the 5th March as well. :wink:
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: House
Replies: 4
Views: 9743

Re: House

Just in case anyone gets confused reading this in the future:
Storey - UK English
Story - American English.

In the UK "story" only means a tale.
by Bobinwales
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Saint David's Day
Replies: 4
Views: 12414

Re: Saint David's Day

I am sorry that I haven't replied earlier, I have been away.
Thank you for remembering, and Phil, Gobeithio eich llyswennod yn ddiwrnod da hefyd.
In answer to your question Paul. I wear both, I made this ceramic brooch myself.
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