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by christinecornwall
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Terminate vs annul
Replies: 9
Views: 4243

Re: Terminate vs annul

Thanks for the props Triple H, but really, it's the good people at ask.com who deserve it LOL.
by christinecornwall
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: My New Shoes <R>
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Re: My New Shoes <R>

You matadors were so quick I didn't even notice LOL
by christinecornwall
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: My New Shoes <R>
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Re: My New Shoes <R>

Well, if someone asks you if you are wearing white panties and you agree that you are wearing red ones, it seems to me that your deafness is a valid possible interpretation.
Again, I failed to search for more visual information. Is the color switch a typo or did I fall through the sarchasm?
by christinecornwall
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: My New Shoes <R>
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Re: My New Shoes <R>

Bob, to some people your response would be like a red rag to a bull. ;-)
Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bull-fighters....
by christinecornwall
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: My New Shoes <R>
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Re: My New Shoes <R>

Rosa is either deaf or stupid, though less stupid than Gennaro.
I can understand your estimation that Rosa might be stupid, but where did you pick up on possible hearing loss?
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: pick up (continue)
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: pick up (continue)

To pick up on something does not mean to continue. It means to become aware or perceive something. For example: I picked up on the fact that he said he was going bowling, but left his ball home. or Did you pick up on her use of the term lover?
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Terminate vs annul
Replies: 9
Views: 4243

Re: Terminate vs annul

To be honest, I've only heard and/or used the word in reference to marriages in the Catholic Church where divorce is not allowed. Although I agree with you, Erik, that reality dictates that a union known as marriage absolutely occurred with vows until death and possible children resulting, my under...
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: An apostrophe question
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

Re: An apostrophe question

and zmjezhd we all know that male linguists could not find the clitic in a sentence if their wife depended upon it ..

WoZ feeling anatomical[/quote]

Maybe they should adposition (s)
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hip to something
Replies: 26
Views: 4799

Re: hip to something

Dante, what is it that are you confused about?
Christine
Trying to get hip to what's blowin' your mind
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: A ONE SENTENCE ETYMOLOGICAL RULE
Replies: 5
Views: 11135

Re: A ONE SENTENCE ETYMOLOGICAL RULE

I agree with Erik. Now pardon me while I suckle the beef err .....exploit the livestock....err milk the cows.
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hip to something
Replies: 26
Views: 4799

Re: hip to something

I can't speak for anyone else, but in my region, the expression 'hip to' has not been in use since before I was born. It is what we youngin's would refer to as 'hippie slang.'
Are you pickin' up what I'm putting down?
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Twisted definitions
Replies: 88
Views: 76501

Re: Twisted definitions

Thanks WoZ for making me 'hip to' the site!
by christinecornwall
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hip to something
Replies: 26
Views: 4799

Re: hip to something

To 'be hip to' something also implies knowledge of or awareness of something.
by christinecornwall
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Twisted definitions
Replies: 88
Views: 76501

Re: Twisted definitions

Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.The above was a friend's FB status. When I asked permission to quote it, he admitted stealing from an unremembered article.
by christinecornwall
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: harpoon and harmonica
Replies: 81
Views: 41744

Re: harpoon and harmonica

Without having read this thread, I would have thought the term 'harpoon' a slang for a syringe. I have no basis, except that the performers involved seemed heavily entrenched in the drug culture. I did not think of the writers involved and their immense contribution!