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by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 8966

Re: Bridge

That looks like a perfectly good term to me.
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bob
Replies: 4
Views: 10399

Re: Bob

Whatever it is, it has nothing to do with me!
by Bobinwales
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Deadly gas
Replies: 3
Views: 9356

Re: Deadly gas

You will find that Americans pass gas whilst British people break wind.
by Bobinwales
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Folded like a cheap xxxx
Replies: 3
Views: 10810

Re: Folded like a cheap xxxx

I m with Phil. I have never heard anything to do with cheap suits.
Something can be all over you like a rash I grant you, but never a suit.
by Bobinwales
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Limerick-rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 17149

Re: Limerick-rolling

There was an old woman from Slough
Who developed a terrible cough.
So she drank half a pint
Of warm honey and mint,
But sadly, she didn’t pull through.
by Bobinwales
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Adam began
Replies: 0
Views: 15591

Adam began

God summoned Adam. "My son, I am going to teach you how to kiss Eve". "Lord, what is a 'kiss'?" So God taught Adam how to kiss. then ordered him to kiss Eve. The following day God summoned Adam again. "My son, I'm going to teach you how to caress Eve." "Lord, what is a 'caress'?" So God taught Adam ...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Senior’s pigs
Replies: 5
Views: 10288

Re: Senior’s pigs

In the UK pigs in blankets are small sausages wrapped in bacon.
This is a link to Wikipedia which explains the term well.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Two hair whorls
Replies: 3
Views: 11266

Re: Two hair whorls

I think I can safely say that I do not pose any threats!
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by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The Sibyls
Replies: 0
Views: 15190

The Sibyls

The Sibyls were oracular women believed to possess prophetic powers in ancient Greece. The earliest Sibyls, who admittedly are known only through legend, prophesied at certain holy sites under the divine influence of a deity, the first being at Delphi. The Sibyl held her rites when people came to co...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Knee-deep
Replies: 3
Views: 9070

Re: Knee-deep

I wouldn't say that it is an idiom, but that is no reason to stop using it. It is quite clever.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Limerick-rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 17149

Re: Limerick-rolling

There was a man from Japan
Whose limericks never would scan
When they told him so
He said "Yes I Know!
But I try to get as many words into the very last line as I can."
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Words that young men use to call each other
Replies: 7
Views: 11237

Re: Words that young men use to call each other

I don't know of a connection anywhere John. As far as I am aware, "butty" is just a word. In my particular part of Wales we have "mush" as well. It is not as cosy as butty. You could meet someone in a pub and say, "Hello mush. I haven't seen you for a while". But, "Who do you think you are talking t...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Limerick-rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 17149

Re: Limerick-rolling

That is brilliant.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Words that young men use to call each other
Replies: 7
Views: 11237

Re: Words that young men use to call each other

We have an interesting on in South Wales, but I understand that it can be found elsewhere in the UK, and that is "Butty". Originally your butty was someone you worked with underground as a miner, but it is now used as "friend", or "buddy" I suppose.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Waist
Replies: 4
Views: 9419

Re: Waist

I would call it unnecessary!
Read my catchphrase below. :D