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by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: impressing the ladies
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Re: impressing the ladies

Very funny, Trolley. Disgusting, but very funny . . . !
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The march of technology
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: The march of technology

OPL, Erik!
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Now we know...
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: Now we know...

It's just a harmless little free-range joke, pecking and scratching in the femme yard. Indeed, it's interesting to note what happens when the hens leave the room -- the place turns into a pigsty! ;^) I often agree, Bobinwales, that splitting the human race for reproduction purposes into two genders...
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Marriage

Very pretty, but impossible to meet.
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Dear John
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Re: Dear John

Snort!
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Is this sentence grammatically correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

Erik_Kowal wrote:(Is this overflowing love spilling out of your life, or out of you?)
Or, is it your life that is spilling out of you, being filled to overflowing with love?
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: on line
Replies: 9
Views: 8343

Re: on line

Right on, Ken. To add: in NYC a person can say, "Are you in line?" or "Are you on line?", and either will be understood and tolerated.
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Proud Pop
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

Re: Proud Pop

Congrats, WoZ -- you must be very happy. Cheers! BTW, several hundred recorders with violins must sound pretty fantastic. Kinda like the time I went to the Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle and they fired up all those bagpipes!
by Shelley
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "comes out in the wash"
Replies: 5
Views: 2664

Re: "comes out in the wash"

On the face of it, I agree with trolley. One caution, though: since the question has to do with an either/or condition (yes or no) relative to an equation, this might be a misunderstanding of the phrase "it's a wash". In other words, whether you pick yes or no the effect of your choice is "a wash" -...
by Shelley
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Groupon come-ons
Replies: 30
Views: 9175

Re: Groupon come-ons

How can I get that job? The folks who sit around thinking up these lines must have a ball in the conference room!
by Shelley
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Tourist Season
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: Tourist Season

Outright, prolonged laughter, trolley! Now I remember why I kept showing up . . .
by Shelley
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Bo'sun
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: Bo'sun

Of course, it'll be years before we get any decent colour pictures of Higgs bosons. . . I remember a story years back (late 90's?) that "science" had determined that the color of the universe was blue-green. I'll try to find stuff on this to back up my memory (which is full to capacity -- I need to...
by Shelley
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: another not a book
Replies: 2
Views: 3896

Re: another not a book

Hey, tony h, thanks for posting this! After the first couple of lines, I thought I'd clicked on something I was going to be sorry about, but I'm glad I stayed with it. I will definitely pay attention the next time I hear his name or see his face.
by Shelley
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: skiffle
Replies: 19
Views: 7814

Re: skiffle

Over six years later . . . This past week, I saw yet another British import to the Broadway stage -- "One Man, Two Guvnors", an adaptation of an 18th century play by Goldoni called "A Servant of Two Masters". It's hilarious, and features, among other delights, a 4-piece band called "The Craze". Now,...
by Shelley
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaching Reading
Replies: 29
Views: 4943

Re: Teaching Reading

Whole language, phonics, "sound it out" -- "Oh, no, Phil, no!", I gamely shout, "With all these rules play fast and loose! For sure success, read Dr. Seuss." Now Phil, repeat after me: One Fish. Two Fish. Red Fish. Blue Fish . . . (That was fun. I started going for a second stanza, but realized I re...