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by Shelley
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pecking order / henpecked
Replies: 7
Views: 7293

Re: pecking order / henpecked

Ken Greenwald wrote:aaa
. . . And finally, here’s the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY’s short and sweet take:

HEN-PECKED adjective, colloquial: Domineered over by, or subject to the rule of, a wife. . . .
You say that like it's a bad thing. ;^)

(Happy wife, happy life!)
by Shelley
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: murder of crows [animal collective nouns -- Forum Mod.]
Replies: 60
Views: 32107

Re: murder of crows [animal collective nouns -- Forum Mod.]

Thanks for creating the link, Phil! Watching it again, still gives me shivers.
Gots to close up shop at the office: will visit again in a couple of hours. (I can hear you -- "Yeah, sure. I'll believe it when I see it".)
by Shelley
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: murder of crows [animal collective nouns -- Forum Mod.]
Replies: 60
Views: 32107

Re: murder of crows [animal collective nouns -- Forum Mod.]

So glad this topic came up again, because I'm reminded to post " THIS " (a wonderful YouTube video that illustrates a "murmuration of starlings"). Meant to do this a long time ago, when I still remembered how to copy and paste a url address in order to set up a hypertext link, making the word "THIS"...
by Shelley
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Child's Christmas, Up a Mountain, In Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 3135

Re: A Child's Christmas, Up a Mountain, In Wales

Why, sugar and spice and everything nice, WoZ. Thanks for asking! It was Delilah's "big flamin' deal" that elicited outright prolonged laughter, reminding me how much fun I have here in WooWooLand (hats off to Mirav). I don't know how life got so complicated that I can no longer spend two to three h...
by Shelley
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Child's Christmas, Up a Mountain, In Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 3135

Re: A Child's Christmas, Up a Mountain, In Wales

Geez, I've missed you.
by Shelley
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Creationism?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

Re: Creationism?

Another particle physics joke:

A photon walks into a hotel lobby.
The bellhop asks the photon, "May I take your luggage?"
Replies the photon, "I have no luggage -- I'm traveling light!"

(Don't forget to wave goodbye when you leave.)
by Shelley
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: declining standards in English
Replies: 20
Views: 4654

Re: declining standards in English

sunnydayaway, Although I haven't had the time or patience to read this entire thread, I can agree completely with you that "mumble", "mutter", and "murmur" are entirely different from each other. In writing, I would never use "murmur" when I meant "mumble", and I would hope to have wit to come up wi...
by Shelley
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nightmare
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Nightmare

Good night. Sleep tight.
Don't let the bed bugs bite.

Well, try drifting off to dreamland after hearing THAT from your grandma!
by Shelley
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The Leaks Have Landed
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: The Leaks Have Landed

It's been a vicarious pleasure to read of your visit with each other, Bobinwales and Wozinoz! So glad to see it.
Considering your record with extreme rainy weather, Bob, I would ask you to stay away from Northeast USA for a few years -- we're still recuperating from "Sandy"!
by Shelley
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The Wish Bone
Replies: 4
Views: 3013

Re: The Wish Bone

trolley, I have a dried wishbone on the sill at this very moment -- just waiting for the next time someone needs a wish. I've kept several among the Christmas tree decorations, painted gold -- again to just have on hand for wishing, if the spirit moves. The best wishbone I ever broke with someone: I...
by Shelley
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Creationism?
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

Re: Creationism?

"Never trust an atom -- they make up everything!"
by Shelley
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A rose is a rose is a...
Replies: 5
Views: 3687

Re: A rose is a rose is a...

Another good one -- !

(I wonder why I find these jokes about the eroding of one's memory so funny?)
by Shelley
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Mnemosis
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

Re: Mnemosis

Fantastic! OPL!

(Just spending some time turning the red bits blue.)
by Shelley
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Blur
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Blur

WOZ makes an important point, but I'd like to add something. Stevenloan, I've always thought the phrase "It was a blur" had more to do with one's memory of events over a period of time, rather than how quickly the time passed. The two are connected, of course, because, as we all know from watching G...
by Shelley
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hoard
Replies: 12
Views: 1314

Re: Hoard

You're right, hsargent, I just hoard to say it!