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by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Up
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Up

- This context comes from a cartoon:

A: (Is injured and lies down on the floor)
B: Goes to A and says "Come on man, up we go".

- Does "Up we go" here mean "Get up and let's go", right? If so, are there any other common versions?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Temper
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Temper

- A hits B, B gets angry, A laughs and says "temper,temper". What does "temper, temper" mean in this case? I checked thefreedictionary.com and it has lots of meanings.

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sweet
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Sweet

- In a movie, I heard sister A says "sleep sweet" to sister B. Do people still use this phrase a lot where you live, guys? Or do they just use "good night" frequently?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu May 31, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Concessions
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Concessions

Steven you saw "Concessions" used as No 5 on your list. The cinema (we do not usually have "movie theatres in the UK) did not sell (say) hamburgers itself, but Joe Alberto pays them a sum of money every week for the right to sell the stuff to the captive audience. In these cases the cinema is said ...
by Stevenloan
Wed May 30, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Concessions
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Concessions

- I went to a movie theater yesterday. When I got there, I bought something at the snack bar and I saw "concessions" or "concession" (I can't remember clearly) on the top of the snack bar. I wonder what it means. I checked the meaning of it online. It has quite many meanings. I found these meanings ...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 28, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nullified
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Nullified

- There are two laywers in the court. When lawyer A says something that laywer B doesn't think it's right or doesn't agree, lawyer B says "Objection!". If the judge thinks that what laywer A says makes sense or is correct and wants to reject laywer B's objection, does he say like these in this case?...
by Stevenloan
Tue May 22, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Checkout
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Checkout

- I'm waiting at the checkout in a supermarket. There's a woman in front of me. There are a lot of things in her shopping cart. There are just a few items in my shopping cart so I want to ask her if she can let me pay for my items first. Can I say these in this situation? 1. Excuse me ma'am! Could y...
by Stevenloan
Sun May 20, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Play favorites with
Replies: 7
Views: 3215

Re: Play favorites with

Dear members,

- Can I say or use adjectives "partial" or "biased" instead of using the phrase "play favorites with" and WoZ's verb version "favour" in everyday conversations?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun May 20, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lunchtime
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Lunchtime

.. Steve was the person reading a note that had been left for them by the person who went shopping? .. that is what it sounds like to me .. WoZ who doesn't do early morning shopping Dear Erik and WoZ, - You two are absolutely about this :) Thanks for your help, you guys. Have a nice weekend! Steven...
by Stevenloan
Sat May 19, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lunchtime
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Lunchtime

- These are some sentences I heard from a movie on cable TV.

"I have to go shopping early this morning. I don't want to wake you. Will be home lunch time"

- Why doesn't this speaker say "will be home at lunchtime" instead of "will be home lunch time"?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu May 17, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Block
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Block

- This is a short conversation I got from a film:

A: I got to move your car. It's blocking mine.
B: (Gives A the keys and says) Here, drive mine.

- Could I say "It's barring mine" or "It's obstructing mine" instead of "It's blocking mine" in this case?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Tue May 15, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Reluctant
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Reluctant

- I want to invite my bestie to go see a movie with me. After persuading him a few times, he finally said yes in a reluctant voice. Do I use "loath", "unwilling", "indisposed" and "reluctant" correctly in this situation? Me: Do you want to go see a new movie with me tonight? My bestie: Your treat or...
by Stevenloan
Mon May 14, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Awkward
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Awkward

- When I'm in an awkward situation and I don't know what to do. Can I say these in this case?

1. What a predicament!
2. What a dilemma!
3. How awkward it is!

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Fri May 11, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ironize
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Ironize

- A colleague is complimenting me and giving me fantastic remarks but I know for sure that he's trying to ironize me. Can I say these in this situation?

1. Don't ironize me.
2. Stop your sarcastic remarks.
3. Stop complimenting me sarcastically/ironically.

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Wed May 09, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Insincere
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Insincere

- My ex-girlfriend left me for another man a few years ago and now she wants to go back to me. She sends me a birthday card with a lot of fantastic wishes. I think her wishes are so fake. I want to tell her that our relationship is over. She shouldn't contact me again. Can I say these in this situat...