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by christinecornwall
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: clothes press
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: clothes press

Dante, We Wordwizards like to quickly resolve pressing problems.
That joke needs a little more steam.....;-)
by christinecornwall
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: clothes press
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: clothes press

I have never heard this used in the Northeast US. We would say closet, dresser, wardrobe etc.
If I didn't look it up, I would have assumed it to be another word for iron.
by christinecornwall
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I'll get it
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: I'll get it

I got this one!
My treat!
by christinecornwall
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The food is cold
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: The food is cold

It sounds pretty natural to me. I would substitute warned for advised.
by christinecornwall
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Digest the food
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Digest the food

A: You just finished your dinner so you should walk back and forth to digest the food. B: As you wish. - Do these 2 sentences sound natural enough? Steve, it is difficult to declare this exchange 'natural enough.' Being from the noreastern US, no. I would need to know how the two individuals are rel...
by christinecornwall
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: impacted
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: impacted

Do you feel relief?
by christinecornwall
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shindig
Replies: 5
Views: 5494

Re: shindig

Ken, what a blessing to have a 90th birthday for stepmom!
I can understand how the meaning of shindig can range from a loud party to an altercation or violent quarrel. It seems to work out that way at many a family function with my family anyway;-) Especially if it's open bar.
by christinecornwall
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: how to punctuate
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: how to punctuate

Would periods work here? G gets changed. Poses. Cameras flash. I believe there are strict rules about punctuation, but I also know authors do this to create a certain rhythm or convey a mood. I just don't know if they are thumbing their noses in blatant disregard, or if somehow, it is ok when necess...
by christinecornwall
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 13248

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

JANE DOErell wrote:I am genuinely, truly sorry that I started this thread. Please accept my apologies.
While I feel your pain, Jane, your post gave me a hearty laugh. Thanks.
Thanks to you too tony h.
by christinecornwall
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 13248

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

http://www.merriam-webster.com/art/dict/highboy.htm I have a highboy similar to the one pictured (two over three), although I never referred to it as such. We just refer to this type of furniture as dresser or bureau. Bob, I did not intend to generalise (my final letter 'sed' is broken on this keyb...
by christinecornwall
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: ** Challenge: Topical limericks
Replies: 49
Views: 36646

Re: ** Challenge: Topical limericks

Bloomberg ordered the flags at half mast
The Boss of Baseball has passed
Championships, he has seven
He’s managing baseball in heaven
I’m sure Billy Martin’s now getting harassed
by christinecornwall
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 13248

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

I am currently in the middle of "To kill a mockingbird" where the chifforobe serves a significant role. Although in my family in the Northeastern US, we call it a chifforobe regularly, however equally as often we call it an armoire. Is your 'lowboy' the Welch equivalent to the English 'chest of draw...
by christinecornwall
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 13248

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

Indeed. I'm disagreeing to agree to disagree with Christine. The above post, I was trying to point out, is the schoolyard equivalent to 'nanny nanny poo poo.' I tried to end it by asking if we could put this aside and agree to disagree and I got a 'NO, I disagree" by you. There are far too many thi...
by christinecornwall
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 13248

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

Indeed. I'm disagreeing to agree to disagree with Christine.
Loose translation: Nanny Nanny POO POO
by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: apptitude for learning
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

Re: Apptitude for Learning

Keeper I may be stating the obvious, but wouldn't this work? Main Entry: 1in·tel·lec·tu·al Pronunciation: \ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wəl, -chəl, -shwəl, -chü(-ə)l\ Function: adjective Date: 14th century 1 a : of or relating to the intellect or its use b : developed or chiefly guided by the intellect rather th...