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by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: out loud vs aloud
Replies: 11
Views: 7045

Re: out loud vs aloud

In school we refer to the time that we read books to children as 'Interactive Read Aloud.' We would never say 'interactive read out loud', which seems to go with the general rule of using aloud in more formal situations. I guess.
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Word describing common fruit feature
Replies: 18
Views: 5426

Re: Word describing common fruit feature

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Edwin F Ashworth wrote: That their teachers are nuts?
We prefer 'nutty' thank you very mucking fuch!
by christinecornwall
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Got it sewed
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Re: Got it sewed

A: You just bought new khaki pants? B: Oh no. I just got it sewed at ABC tailor's / The tailor just finished them so I wear them at once. In America we would just refer to them as Khakis , if referring to long pants. If short pants, we would call them khaki shorts . As for B. We would say I just had...
by christinecornwall
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Wales' second airport
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Re: Wales' second airport

They probably didn't want their home rolling away on them while they were sleeping it off eh?
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Wales' second airport
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Re: Wales' second airport

It seems to be a rough neighborhood there in Gurnos. I'm glad you got out alive.
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thunder and lightning
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Thunder and lightning

You could also ask "Why didn't you turn up at Peter's wedding yesterday?" The implication of both variants (i.e. show up / turn up) is that B was expected or obliged to attend, so A is asking B to justify his/her absence. Harry's variant would be suitable if you were aiming for a more neutral-sound...
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Wales' second airport
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Wales' second airport

tit for tat ;) The Welsh Assembly announced recently the opening of Wales's second airport, the Gurnos Estate International Airport in Merthyr Tydfil. The first flight to arrive was the 11.50 Virgin Airlines Cross-Atlantic flight from America. The people from Gurnos estate were so excited that they...
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Lab Test
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: Lab Test

That joke is reminiscent of a post-barbecue bowel movement.......groan.......;)
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thunder and lightning
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Thunder and lightning

A: Why didn't you show up at Peter's wedding yesterday? This statement could bear an implied tone of anger, at least in my region. So if that is what you're going for, then it seems fine. Furthermore the thunder and lightning were so fierce that I didn't dare get out of the house. We wouldn't say, "...
by christinecornwall
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Oz

Bravo WoZ!
by christinecornwall
Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: anorak
Replies: 30
Views: 9023

Re: anorak

While a lot of the information the Big Bangers know is quite useless, their enthusiasm for obscure comics, Star Trek and other useless, easily forgotten info abounds. Could we call them 'anorakish'?
by christinecornwall
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing Archive
Topic: Dogs, dogs everywhere.
Replies: 25
Views: 25504

Re: Dogs, dogs everywhere.

I would like to see what an anorak (the garment) looks like. I, having no fashion sense, will undoubtedly want one LOL! In the U.S, we have a popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" featuring several anoraks, the most adorable one being named Sheldon
by christinecornwall
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: anorak
Replies: 30
Views: 9023

Re: Dogs, dogs everywhere.

I would like to see what an anorak (the garment) looks like. I, having no fashion sense, will undoubtedly want one LOL! In the U.S, we have a popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" featuring several anoraks, the most adorable one being named Sheldon
by christinecornwall
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Take wedding photos
Replies: 5
Views: 6123

Re: Take wedding photos

To add to what Bob was saying, if you were looking for the male counterpart for a wedding 'dress', in my region we would say Tux, or Tuxedo. The vest part is a given and would not be mentioned. We would also refer to the brides dress as a gown. We would refer to any clothing attendees might wear col...
by christinecornwall
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Say what?
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: Say what?

WoZ, thanks for posting this intriguing information. I'll have plenty of info to impress all at the upcoming graduation parties.