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by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Did I leave anyone out?
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Re: Did I leave anyone out?

In my heaven the bartenders would be Irish or New Yorkers or Irish-New Yorkers!
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: SLOGANS
Replies: 14
Views: 17029

Re: SLOGANS

Carpenter: I can screw up something well? Dentist: I'll fill your cavities and put a hole in your wallet? Mechanic: I'll fix your ding for a lot less bling or caching? Private school: We've got the most class in town? Want ad for a private school teacher: We give less cash but you'll have less class...
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Twisted definitions
Replies: 88
Views: 76479

Re: Twisted definitions

[quote="HHHPUZZLES"

porking space = hot dog stand

This conjured up a different mental image entirely.
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Government appeal to support research
Replies: 13
Views: 3193

Re: Government appeal to support research

Thanks for the heads up about referring to British peoples as 'English.' In remembering the little bit of world history that filtered through the alcohol, impure thoughts and herbal medicinals, I do remember some learning about the kingdoms. I just never thought about the types of flags they would f...
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Government appeal to support research
Replies: 13
Views: 3193

Re: Government appeal to support research

Actually, thinking about it, I should have taken your surname into account Christine, so I should have included THIS flag as well! Actually, my surname is Gilpatrick. Cornwall refers to the town in upstate New York, where I live. My former sign on was chris29ny but the wordwizard website did not, f...
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Had it not been for/Were it not for
Replies: 23
Views: 11205

Re: Had it not been for/Were it not for

If they don't have that basis they don't have no basis at all.
I don't know what you paid for that there fancy big-city grammar book, but I would ask for a refund. ;)
JK I'm sure it is not a direct quote.
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Government appeal to support research
Replies: 13
Views: 3193

Re: Government appeal to support research

Thank you. I thought the UK flag (the one with the blue) synonymous with England. It seems I have some reading to do on this. Any suggestions?
Christine-very satisfiied
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "at moments" meaning sporadically?
Replies: 6
Views: 4125

Re: "at moments" meaning sporadically?

I agree. If someone said, "He has his moments." Or "There are moments when..." That would imply the event to be an exception to the norm.
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Twisted definitions
Replies: 88
Views: 76479

Re: Twisted definitions

alibuy = excuse to purchase expensive items

I am so using this one! Pictours all-too-quickly become picbores don't they? Although I must confess to browsing through everybody's facebook albums. ;)
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "at moments" meaning sporadically?
Replies: 6
Views: 4125

Re: "at moments" meaning sporadically?

Thank you for the answer christinecornwall.What about "at moments", does it work?

In my region, we would not use the phrase, 'at moments'. We would more likely say, 'at times'.
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "at moments" meaning sporadically?
Replies: 6
Views: 4125

Re: "at moments" meaning sporadically?

Phrases such as here and there, off and on and occasionally come to mind.
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Topic Hijacking
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Re: Topic Hijacking

Christine, In American English the period and comma go inside the quotes. In British English the period and comma go outside the quotes. Erik Kowel probably taught me that in a digression many years ago. _________________ I prefer the British way. I just seems right to finish business with ending pu...
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Topic Hijacking
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Re: Topic Hijacking

Thank you for your compliments about my insight. That said, I assure you I never intented to wallop or even dollop for that matter. I was trying to pay compliments to WOz, in that I enjoy reading his signatures, even though they do not necessarily adhere completely to whatever thread they appear in....
by christinecornwall
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Topic Hijacking
Replies: 21
Views: 8765

Re: Had it not been for/Were it not for

Mmmmm, that went down like liquid caramel.
Please pardon the digression, but what does this phrase mean?
sweet? thick? sticky? hard to swallow?