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by Edwin Ashworth
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The surprise Test
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

The surprise Test

I shouldn't be surprised, Shelley.
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gelid immolation
Replies: 54
Views: 13614

gelid immolation

In Beatlecrushers.
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: give up the ghost
Replies: 15
Views: 5696

give up the ghost

"Gave up the ghost" certainly expands upon "died", but one attempt at a modern rendering, "his spirit-soul complex left his body", seems far removed from the modern vernacular. Meirav, I've had a quick look in a Bible Study Aid by Zodhiates, and there seems to be one (ancient) Hebrew word for the wh...
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: turning the tide
Replies: 22
Views: 6695

turning the tide

You think they'd learn:
"TIDAL KING OF GOIIM WIPED OUT BY SUPERIOR FORCES" (a former Middle East Correspondent)
"Britannia, waive the rules!" (Mark Steyn, Chicago Sun-Times)
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: One of those days
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

One of those days

A calendar a friend of a friend once bought had Doris Day on it.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The best headlines of 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 4348

The best headlines of 2006

SUB-EDITOR TORPEDOES NAVY HOSTAGES' ATTEMPTS TO SELL STORIES.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: -- Without Prejudice --
Replies: 17
Views: 7683

-- Without Prejudice --

A man knows the difference between Margaret Thatcher and a handbrake.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The surprise Test
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

The surprise Test

You have all stuck to language studies.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Whatever floats your boat
Replies: 30
Views: 20109

Whatever floats your boat

Ah, a three-match suspension.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gelid immolation
Replies: 54
Views: 13614

gelid immolation

Aspic you realise, Erik, that Scousers find rubber sole cooler.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: orient vs. orientate
Replies: 61
Views: 46359

orient vs. orientate

Don't the French drive on the middle side of the road?
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: live your life "off the wall"
Replies: 15
Views: 8384

live your life "off the wall"

Somebody with a screw loose could soon be off the wall.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: coon's age
Replies: 56
Views: 18493

coon's age

Correct spelling is undervalued. There are Grammar Schools, Schools of Mathematics, but you hear about a Spelling School less than once every Preston Guild.
Unless you include the non-muggle variety.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Whatever floats your boat
Replies: 30
Views: 20109

Whatever floats your boat

Whatever floats your boat may not be my cup of tea.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Fooling Time
Replies: 11
Views: 4282

Fooling Time

The Postal Service could have a two-tier system, second- and third-class Post Offices.