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by Stevenloan
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Glorious
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Glorious

A: Did you enjoy the food at the restaurant last night?
B: Yes. It was sublime.

- Can I say "noble", "magnificent" or "glorious" instead of "sublime" in this case?

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Pass

- Erik! Thanks for your correction. Good catch! It was a typo anyway.

- WoZ! You're so funny. Thanks for your magnificent explanation.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Why is that?
Replies: 23
Views: 2930

Re: Why is that?

Bobinwales wrote:As Erik says all are perfectly valid except that it is usually Americans that have 'vacations' in the UK, we Brits have 'holidays'.
- Bobin, thanks for your reminder about this.

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Pass

1. A: Some friends of mine and I are going to the movies tonight. Do you want to join us? B: No, thanks. I'll pass. 2. A: Katie is so hot. Do you want to flirt with me. B: No. She's not my type so I'll pass. - Do I use correctly the phrase "I'll pass" to mean "I'm not interested at all" in these two...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Why is that?
Replies: 23
Views: 2930

Why is that?

A: I think the most beautiful vacation spot in the UK is The Lake District in the North West county of Cumbria. B: What makes you think so ? - Can I use the following questions instead of asking "What makes you think so?" in this context? 1. What makes you think that ? 2. How so? 3. Why? 4. How come...
by Stevenloan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Zip
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Zip

- I just can remember a short context from a movie. Students in a class talk too much, the teacher gets angry and says "keep it zip". I googled and found the phrase "zip it" means "quiet" but I didn't find "keep it zip". Does "keep it zip" have the same meaning as "zip it"? If so which one is more c...
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Settle down
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Settle down

A teases B , B gets angry and hits A. C stops them and tells B “settle down”

- Can I use the following phrases instead of "settle down" in this case?

1. Calm down
2. Easy easy
3. Keep your cool
4. Stay calm
5. Remain calm

Thanks a lot,

StevenLoan
by Stevenloan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Nonsense

StevenLoan I do worry for you on a visit to England. I am imagining you visiting a London pub, waiting for your change and thinking of that useful phrase "Cut the crap, douchebag, where's my money" and waking up in hospital. Dear Tony H, - Thanks so much for your concern. Of course I know "cut the ...
by Stevenloan
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Nonsense

- I found this short conversation at : urbandictionary.com "Where's my money, Marv?" "Yo, hey, I've been meaning to call you, something came up, and I, uh..." "Cut the crap, douchebag, where's my money?!?" - Are "cut the crap", "cut the shit" , "stop bullshitting" and "stop talking nonsense" interch...
by Stevenloan
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Get someone good
Replies: 2
Views: 2303

Get someone good

- I found these sentences at answers.yahoo.com "One of my buddies got so drunk he pissed on a cop. I mean to be fair the cop tapped him on the shoulder while he was pissing and he turned around. But he got him good just below both knees. I think the fine was $250. Worth every penny of it if you ask ...
by Stevenloan
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Run out
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Run out

- I found the sentence below at this link http://englishhelponline.me/2011/01/16/idiom-for-someones-days-to-be-numbered/ "My co-worker is extremely incompetent, so I think his days are numbered at our company." - Are "so I think his days are numbered" and "so I think his time has run out" interchang...
by Stevenloan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Up
Replies: 9
Views: 715

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: 1000

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: 472

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: 1257

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 ...