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by trolley
Fri May 11, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sneck
Replies: 17
Views: 5486

sneck

I know we've strayed a bit from the original topic (apologies to Tony H )but I am really starting to get thirsty. We aslo have lots of those small independents here. We call them brewpubs or microbreweries. Some of them are real gems and are a welcome change to most of the swill put out by our two g...
by trolley
Tue May 01, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Loathing of crowds
Replies: 20
Views: 8551

Loathing of crowds

I couldn't find a "loathing of crowds" anywhere in James Lipton's lists.
by trolley
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: trolls
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

trolls

I was showing this site to a friend last night and he remarked that he was surprised that I ever got any civilized responses to my posts, given that I had the word “troll” in my user name. I pointed out that it is “trolley(car)” and comes from one of those cutesy family stories that would only be of...
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flutered
Replies: 13
Views: 5387

flutered

Shelley
You noticed my red hands. My boss claims to be all about "continued education". That works for me!
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flutered
Replies: 13
Views: 5387

flutered

Many of the alternatives for "drunk" don't readily make sense. I hear the term pie-eyed used often. I don't know about the rest of you, but my eyes don't tend to get bigger as I drift towards flutery.
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flutered
Replies: 13
Views: 5387

flutered

This could be a stretch. A flute glass is a tall, narrow wine glass. If you drained enough of them, you could easily be flutered.
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to run "bald headed" at it.
Replies: 16
Views: 27441

to run "bald headed" at it.

....and his balder dash became legend.
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to run "bald headed" at it.
Replies: 16
Views: 27441

to run "bald headed" at it.

I thought that there may be some connection to the bald/bold faced lie debate but it doesn't appear that anyone has ever run bold-headedly at anything. A swing and amiss.
by trolley
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: moiety
Replies: 34
Views: 38951

moiety

Tom divided the cake and Becky ate with good appetite, while Tom nibbled at his moiety.
-- Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

.....I hope Tom's moiety was alright with that.
by trolley
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a help for translation
Replies: 16
Views: 7566

a help for translation

I guess the term “Gladys Kravitz” would require too much clarification.
by trolley
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: turning the tide
Replies: 22
Views: 6695

turning the tide

True dat! Tick,tick,tick.....
by trolley
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: turning the tide
Replies: 22
Views: 6695

turning the tide

Time and tide wait for no man. Both will turn when they're good and ready
by trolley
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Kurt Vonnegut
Replies: 2
Views: 5535

Kurt Vonnegut

Hear hear, Shelley. One minute of OPS (outright prolonged silence)
by trolley
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Whatever floats your boat
Replies: 30
Views: 20109

Whatever floats your boat

Arkamedes principle?
by trolley
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: live your life "off the wall"
Replies: 15
Views: 8384

live your life "off the wall"

I think living "off the wall" means living to the fullest. If your not living on the edge, then you're taking up too much space. Live off the wall....don't just hang there like a picture.