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by dalehileman
Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: leave it all out on the field
Replies: 4
Views: 3311

leave it all out on the field

Ken, thank you. Yes I Googled it extensively but from bitter experience I have learned not to make up my own definition and so had hoped to get a few followups with a bit more nuance. Like Cartman, I too respect authority
by dalehileman
Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’
Replies: 20
Views: 17271

number agreement, synesis, and the singular ‘their’

Everyone knows snow falls in blankets. In an AP story Sunday, “...several inches of snow were expected to fall on mountain areas,” I pictured it falling one blanket at a time
by dalehileman
Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: leave it all out on the field
Replies: 4
Views: 3311

leave it all out on the field

Hundreds of hits but no definition
by dalehileman
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: made-up words and redefinitions
Replies: 6
Views: 8580

made-up words and redefinitions

Thank you
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: pangrams
Replies: 9
Views: 6064

pangrams

Mel: Oh yes I am very much into the brew. Anyone else pse feel free to dalehileman@verizon.com
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: nondescript
Replies: 23
Views: 12554

nondescript

Phil: Thank you for your input but you have voted twice, once for 19 and once for 20
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: nondescript
Replies: 23
Views: 12554

nondescript

Ken--Excluded--I didn't even realize there were two kinds of between
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: nondescript
Replies: 23
Views: 12554

nondescript

This is going to sound like a silly question, but I am conducting a perfectly serious experiment (can’t tell you purpose of experiment because that would ruin it)

What is the most nondescript number between 0 and 61?

Thanks guys
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: absumo contra exoculo
Replies: 6
Views: 4881

absumo contra exoculo

Mistranslation is a big problem in ethnically diverse areas like mine, contributing in large part to the a lack of coordination between successive teams of the Home Depot crew replacing my roof. The preliminary team inspects the old roof and makes the estimate, when I give them any special instructi...
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: pangrams
Replies: 9
Views: 6064

pangrams

Mel: Everything is an illusion. The Universe is a hologram in the mind of God
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: reversing quotes
Replies: 11
Views: 9499

reversing quotes

My undying gratitude
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: reversing quotes
Replies: 11
Views: 9499

reversing quotes

Phil: Evidently German keyboards are different, but thanks kindly anyhow
by dalehileman
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: reversing quotes
Replies: 11
Views: 9499

reversing quotes

Ken, I don't mind if you want to delete this, but if you'd let it stand for just a day or two I'd appreciate it greatly because I'm at wit's end with this problem, and I don't know where to turn God help Bill Gates when he gets to heaven, if that’s where he’s going. Owing to his absolutely massively...
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: full flesh
Replies: 0
Views: 3701

full flesh

Googling this phrase yields many hits but few definitions; as Google evidently isn't very good with idioms. Evidently it means naked, or in full view, in actuality or entirety.

Incidentally can anyone suggest a really good online site for idioms, esp phrases
by dalehileman
Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: up for it
Replies: 18
Views: 8960

up for it

Guys: Thanks for the distinction, that is, between "up for" and "up for it"; I shall be on the lookout for examples
However,wouldn't the same reasoning apply to the "enthuse" meaning in the original thread? Thus I say in response to your invitation, "Yes, thanks, I'm up for bowling"