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by trolley
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Mad as a box of frogs
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Mad as a box of frogs

Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and other former members of The Yardbirds reformed in the early 80s in a new group called Box of Frogs.
by trolley
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Italian Chef
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Italian Chef

The Italian Chef Did you hear about the Italian chef that died? He pasta way. We cannoli do so much. His legacy will become a pizza history. Here today, gone tomato. How sad that he ran out of thyme. Sending olive my prayers to the family. His wife is really upset. Cheese still not over it. You neve...
by trolley
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to own somebody
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: to own somebody

"The sharper "pwned", however, is fast and furious...Because of it's explosive sound". Seriously, am I the only one who doesn't know how to pronounce this?
by trolley
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Green notes
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Green notes

As usual, something on here sent me wandering down some other trail and I started thinking about how the Queen's portrait, on Canadian money has aged over the years. Here's an interesting bit on how she has been portrayed on various Commonweath currencies http://mentalfloss.com/article/52759/15-inte...
by trolley
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Valiant VS gallant
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Valiant VS gallant

They can't always be used interchangeably, at least not in my book. "Valiant" can be just brave or stout-hearted, while "gallant" is brave or stout-hearted with sense of chivalry or honour. I'd be more inclined to refer to a knight as gallant. They followed a code that required them to act honourabl...
by trolley
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A fare
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: A fare

In this case "a fare" means a paying customer. She is angry because the cab would not stop even though it did not already have someone on board.
by trolley
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to own somebody
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: to own somebody

I don’t know why it continues to surprise me, given that it continues to happen. I’ll hear a new word or phrase and, from the context, understand what it means. I make a reasonable assumption about its origin and never bother to verify it until someone else brings it up. I was sure that one had its ...
by trolley
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to own somebody
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: to own somebody

It must have taken an awfully slow boat from the new world... or perhaps, gone the long way around. It's been used around here for the past ten or fifteen years. Here's an interesting Wiki piece...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owned.
I would never have guessed the origin as it's explained here.
by trolley
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fancy
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Fancy

I imagine it does, Steve. That may be a common expression somewhere...but nowhere that I've ever been.
by trolley
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Roller
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: Roller

If I had a chauffeur, he'd probably just drive me to drink.
by trolley
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: July
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: July

Do you mean the Revolutionary Mauvement?
by trolley
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Dentist's helper
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Dentist's helper

Over here, that person would be a dental assistant.
by trolley
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Company and friends
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Company and friends

Number one is fine, two is not grammatically. When I was growing up, my dad would often tell (warn) me "You will be known by the friends you keep." I really couldn't understand what he meant. Of course my friends will know me. What kind of useless, Fatherly advice was that? I was in my teens before ...
by trolley
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Another game
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Another game

Yes, spinning tops. They look a little different than they did in my day. I haven't seen one in years but they were all the rage when I was a kid in the sixties. I had one that was a spinning top/yoyo hybrid. There was a button on one half of the yoyo that allowed the string to detach from the spind...
by trolley
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Two dishes
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Two dishes

The fist photos look like they are spring rolls or egg rolls. They are wrapped in a thin, won ton-like wrapper and fried. The second ones, fresh and wrapped in the rice paper are summer rolls or Vietnamese rolls.