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by trolley
Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A serious dilemma about humour (+ a story about stealing a b
Replies: 68
Views: 10245

A serious dilemma about humour (+ a story about stealing a b

I'm heading back to read it through again.
by trolley
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A serious dilemma about humour (+ a story about stealing a b
Replies: 68
Views: 10245

A serious dilemma about humour (+ a story about stealing a b

I chortled! I'm sorry for anyone that took offense, but that was FUNNY!
by trolley
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: figmental
Replies: 13
Views: 2086

figmental

Maybe it was just a figger of speech.
by trolley
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: corn
Replies: 36
Views: 6981

corn

Shelley, I’ve always envied New Yorkers for those hot dog carts that I see in the movies and on TV. We have hot dog vendors here, but they all just grill’em on propane barbies. I do loves me some good hot dogs. The pretzels sound deelish, too. That fact that they may be splashed with wiener water so...
by trolley
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hulled=Unhulled?
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

Hulled=Unhulled?

That corny thread earlier reminded me of something else. Oh, how my wonder wanders. Oat seeds that have had the outer skin (hull) removed are called groats. Oddly, they are also called hulled oats and the whole seed is called an unhulled oat. Hmmm, that seems a little contrary. The noun becomes a ve...
by trolley
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Nouns singular & plural
Replies: 22
Views: 5959

Nouns singular & plural

I saw several Elvi when I was in Vegas.
by trolley
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: corn
Replies: 36
Views: 6981

corn

I manage a natural foods warehouse and we carry an extensive line of cereals and grains. I was also a baker in an earlier incarnation. My understanding is that corn flour, cornmeal and corn grits are all the same thing in varying degrees of coarseness. Grits are the coarsest, actually just broken, d...
by trolley
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Nouns singular & plural
Replies: 22
Views: 5959

Nouns singular & plural

I thought that "hose", as it relates to hosiery was plural. I agree that one wouldn't wear a pair of hoses, but neither would someone who only had one leg covered (bloody washing machines!) be wearing a hose.
by trolley
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Nouns singular & plural
Replies: 22
Views: 5959

Nouns singular & plural

Here’s my theory. They didn’t start out as two separate articles of clothing, one for the top and one for the bottom. At some point we were all just running around in tunics or some other single garment with a hole ripped in it to poke our heads through. Trousers or pants or pajamas evolved from leg...
by trolley
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Humorous comparisons
Replies: 49
Views: 18489

Humorous comparisons

Written on a restroom wall:
A man without a wife is like a fish without a bicycle.
by trolley
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Humorous comparisons
Replies: 49
Views: 18489

Humorous comparisons

I thought that the cannon ball myth had been debunked. I read (somewhere,sometime) that the racks were actually made of iron. The brass monkey and his balls are excactly as they appear. If you have one out in your garden, remember to bring him inside for the winter.
by trolley
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Humorous comparisons
Replies: 49
Views: 18489

Humorous comparisons

Holy Smokes, Ken! Wait'll the old boy reads some of them !
by trolley
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Nouns singular & plural
Replies: 22
Views: 5959

Nouns singular & plural

If I caught a bass, a trout, and a walleye, did I catch three fish or three fishes?
by trolley
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Drop me a line.
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

Drop me a line.

Spinning a yarn (while knitting your brow(s))