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by trolley
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: They have to be Scots
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

They have to be Scots

Tony, are you waxing philosophical?
by trolley
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: public convenience
Replies: 75
Views: 15997

public convenience

....and I see it's already been discussed. Don't take the piss.
by trolley
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: public convenience
Replies: 75
Views: 15997

public convenience

"Seeing (talking to) a man about a horse" is a pretty strange one that I hear often.
by trolley
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jaguar
Replies: 82
Views: 9880

jaguar

Americans don’t have time to waste using letters or pronouncing syllables that they deem unnecessary. It’s a very busy place!
by trolley
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jaguar
Replies: 82
Views: 9880

jaguar

Hey! I didn't know that it was in the salad either. I was thinking of "Bloody Caesars". Vodka, Clamato, celery salt, Tabasco and Worsh.
by trolley
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jaguar
Replies: 82
Views: 9880

jaguar

That explains the "Wustershur" in the Caesars.
by trolley
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The dangers of a foreign language
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

The dangers of a foreign language

Phil, check out http://www.engrish.com for even more dangerous examples.
by trolley
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Data
Replies: 24
Views: 4523

Data

Your guess is as good as mine, but I'll bet you knew how to pronounce it.
by trolley
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 4x4
Replies: 26
Views: 3957

4x4

We converted to metric 30 years ago (after having the Imperial system drilled into my head for many years) I still struggle with it and have to do math everytime I use it. If it's 32 degrees C outside I know it's somewhere between hot and pretty damned hot. Until I convert that in my head to Fairenh...
by trolley
Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Data
Replies: 24
Views: 4523

Data

May I cut in? In the U.S. Pacific Northwest you also hear the non-existent R. We get lots of American tourists up here who claim to be from Warshington State. I reckon, it’s their state so they should know. The “r” only seems to sneak in when the “a” has a very soft sound, like the “o” in dotta. If ...
by trolley
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 4x4
Replies: 26
Views: 3957

4x4

The trikes I rode as a kid were 3x1's. The pedals were attached to the front wheel and that was the only one receiving power. Three wheels powered by one.
by trolley
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 4x4
Replies: 26
Views: 3957

4x4

The first number refers to how many wheels are on the vehicle. The second is how many of those wheels are receiving power from the engine, through the drive train. Regular cars, either front or rear wheel drive, are 4x2. The multiplication symbol replaces the word "by". It's not a 4 times 4. It's a ...
by trolley
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: disgruntled / inept / disgusting / etc.
Replies: 58
Views: 14053

disgruntled and inept

Ken, carcerate me if you will, but I strongly ject to those words being unexcluded from the list. It seems most dignant.
by trolley
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: disgruntled / inept / disgusting / etc.
Replies: 58
Views: 14053

disgruntled and inept

My truck is in need of new tires, but the investment is more than the old thing is worth. Perhaps I should just retire it.
by trolley
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: disgruntled / inept / disgusting / etc.
Replies: 58
Views: 14053

disgruntled and inept

I thought that Disgruntled and Inept was a punk band from the late 70's. You never hear about anyone having ruth or being ruthful. She's only ever mentioned when she's gone.