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by trolley
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: abyss gaze not
Replies: 28
Views: 7141

abyss gaze not

Stop, drop, and roll!
by trolley
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: change vs. change out
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

change vs. change out

I hear it used often as well. Swapped out, switched out, changed out. Could it be that the "out" comes from throw out? Usually, it seems to be indicating a replacement rather than a trade. You're not just switching carpets, the old one is getting tossed (out).
by trolley
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bandarlog / banderlog
Replies: 9
Views: 5738

bandarlog / banderlog

Frumious. Supposedly from furious and fuming.
by trolley
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: passed away
Replies: 116
Views: 17197

passed away

GF, What is that sign? Drawing your finger across your throat?
by trolley
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: another meaning of cheesy
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

another meaning of cheesy

...and I thought those were just desserts.
by trolley
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: another meaning of cheesy
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

another meaning of cheesy

After looking it up, I realized that "proof",in the sense that I meant it, may not be commonly used anymore. Maybe, it's just used in the bakery trade. To proof a dough means to knead it to the desired consistency. More often, it is used as a synonym for rise or "leave(n)". Place the dough in a warm...
by trolley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: another meaning of cheesy
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

another meaning of cheesy

Erik, is there really any proof?
by trolley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: screeched in
Replies: 13
Views: 4283

screeched in

No discussion of Newfoundlanders would be complete without mentioning their amazing sense of humour. Considering that they live in one of the most economically repressed regions of my country, with some of the highest unemployment rates, and the nastiest weather that the Atlantic can muster, they wo...
by trolley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Joyous Whatever
Replies: 10
Views: 2660

A Joyous Whatever

After much debate, I was forced to put up the lights this past weekend, in honour of the festered season. I told my wife that there was some international law that forbade me doing it before Dec 1. In the days before the Inernet, I would have gotten away with it!
by trolley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: another meaning of cheesy
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

another meaning of cheesy

You'll probably get a lot of different definitions on this one. I've heard it used in variety of ways, none of them complimentary. To me, it means cheap, shoddy, or of inferior quality. Tacky or tawdry could easily be substituted when I use it. I have no clue how it came to be used this way. I loves...
by trolley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: screeched in
Replies: 13
Views: 4283

screeched in

No problem. Go here http://www.screechrum.com/home.asp and click on "obtain Screech certificate." You'll have to forge the signature for the presiding officer. That's a safe bet, though. Often, people can't even remember being at the ceremony. Joe Murphy sounds like a good name to use. There's proba...
by trolley
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: screeched in
Replies: 13
Views: 4283

screeched in

James, I hope the ceremony was performed by a home-grown Newfie. If not, you'll have to do it again cause it's not 'fishal. Did you get your certificate? BTW, "screech" is usually rum. Newfies enjoyed copious amounts of rum from the West Indies. There was a booming "rum for salted fish" trade during...
by trolley
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: screeched in
Replies: 13
Views: 4283

screeched in

Jeezus Murphy, biye! I'd forgotten all bout dat puffin's arse. Depends on which part o' da rock you tied yer boat to.
by trolley
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: screeched in
Replies: 13
Views: 4283

screeched in

I'm pretty sure kissing the cod (if there are any left)is on there. You'd probably be wise to take your obligatory shot of screech beforehand. There is a similar ritual in Hyder, Alaska where one becomes "Hyderized" after drinking their gazillion-proof moonshine. I think there is another somewhere i...
by trolley
Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: gross misconduct
Replies: 13
Views: 5317

gross misconduct

In our province, The Employment Standards Act of B.C governs the relationship between employer and employee. Problems regarding tardiness, absenteeism and work performance require the employer to issue warnings to the employee prior to any disciplinary action being taken. The consequences of repeat ...