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by trolley
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 6562

round robin / hung vs. hanged

Well, I'll be dumg.
by trolley
Thu May 31, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 6562

round robin / hung vs. hanged

My teacher explained the rule similarly. Inanimate objects are hung. Animate objects are hanged. I guess if you hanged someone, after a minute or two, he could be considered,well,hung.
by trolley
Wed May 30, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Another walking-into-a-bar story
Replies: 7
Views: 3351

Another walking-into-a-bar story

Same same. It started with restaurants and pubs and now the push is on to ban it in all public spaces. Soon, it will only be legal in my own house. Actually, it’s been illegal in my house for years. I guess I’ll have to quit. I vow that they will never stop me from running with scissors. A man has t...
by trolley
Wed May 30, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]
Replies: 15
Views: 14069

Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]

Ken I noticed that one of the results from DARE’s survey was “to go round robin”. I wonder if there is a connection to a round-robin tournament, in which each team or player plays every other team or player once. This type of tournament set up does seem a bit of a trip ‘round the barn when compared ...
by trolley
Tue May 29, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Newcastle - Ice Hockey capital
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

Newcastle - Ice Hockey capital

Hey WoZ We’d love to attend, but we’ll be busy hosting our own IIHF tourney in 2008. Different division…different teams. Interesting to read about hockey being played in such far-flung places. (Flung far from here). I remember back in the early 80’s there was a major push on to promote hockey down u...
by trolley
Tue May 29, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Oh Honestly!
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Oh Honestly!

Who could believe such a phallusy?
by trolley
Wed May 23, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: insertion of word(s) between syllables of another
Replies: 29
Views: 11837

insertion of word(s) between syllables of another

...all the while, forming pyramids and frightening the children...
by trolley
Wed May 23, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: This one had me puzzled for quite a while!
Replies: 32
Views: 11315

This one had me puzzled for quite a while!

I'm almost there,comma,but the giant bees keeping me at bay full stop.
by trolley
Fri May 18, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: prom bid / prom / promenade
Replies: 18
Views: 9535

prom bid / prom / promenade

I think it does come from "promenade". Apart the boardwalk definition it can also mean a march or procession into a ballroom.
Maybe it is a term coined by teenage boys in reference to a perceived
"prom"ise by their graduation night dates. Prom dates do cost a lot of money!
by trolley
Thu May 17, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma with vocative
Replies: 24
Views: 9203

comma with vocative

I'm feeling a little flushed.
by trolley
Thu May 17, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 20567

welcome vs no problem

Quoc I’m sure we’ve managed to muddy the waters a bit on this one. By the way, did you purposely list your examples as 1/ and b/ for effect? Intentional or not, for some strange reason, apples and oranges always make me smile. 1,2,C…A,B,3. Eric I wouldn’t be too pissed to see Dubya on my doorstep (s...
by trolley
Thu May 17, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 20567

welcome vs no problem

Although I am not unable to recognize an equine fatality when I see it (and that’s never a pretty site!), I have to give it one parting lash for good measure. “You’re welcome” and “no problem” certainly mean something, and in my book (which I realize may not be in wide circulation), each mean someth...
by trolley
Wed May 16, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 20567

welcome vs no problem

I'm thinking of greeting all of my future house guests with "I am not pissed-off that you came."
by trolley
Wed May 16, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 20567

welcome vs no problem

It's funny that this should come up. I was just thinking about this the other day. The phrase "no problem" is, certainly, being used interchangably with "your welcome" and it drives me crazy. Telling me that I haven't caused you a problem is not the same as telling me that I am welcome. When I thank...
by trolley
Tue May 15, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do we 'make' or 'take' a decision?
Replies: 47
Views: 20786

Do we 'make' or 'take' a decision?

Beauty! Now we have a decision that I can take.