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by BonnieL
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do someone else's work
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Do someone else's work

Cover for John.
by BonnieL
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Finger food for thought
Replies: 32
Views: 12685

Re: Finger food for thought

Thanks! That's not the sort of history that's taught in public schools here.
by BonnieL
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Finger food for thought
Replies: 32
Views: 12685

Re: Finger food for thought

Bobinwales wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:17 pm
We are not all Labour Tony. Some of us ride a Red Dragon waving a yellow poppy. :D :D
And that will have to be explained to Americans! :?
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Convenience shops
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Convenience shops

I live in too small of a town for that - most, if not all, of the convenience stores close by midnight. It used to be worse - the first time we visited here, the convenience store closest to the motel closed at 9. And there was NO place open later than that!
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chrome circle
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Chrome circle

It does look like a ferris wheel. I suspect it's someone's cute idea for food photo shoot. Not practical for actually serving food.

Steven - you didn't ask, but those small hamburgers are called sliders.
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Foam and cling film
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Foam and cling film

Bob & Trolley -

I so agree with you! I hate buying stuff on Styrofoam - it's the only plastic (other than trash bags) that the recyclers won't take. I'm thinking of talking with the manager of the meat department as fresh meat is about the only thing sold on foam trays. There has to be a better way.
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Foam and cling film
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Foam and cling film

They would be ON Styrofoam trays, wrapped in plastic wrap (American) or cling film (British). According to Google.
by BonnieL
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Trousers
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Trousers

trolley wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Those are "chaps" (pronounced "shaps").
Depends on where you are. I've only heard them pronounced like the person or chapped lips.
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: feeling of anguish
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: feeling of anguish

Thank you so much. But it could mean that, right? We don't know whether the anguish woke me up, or I was awakened by something else. Is that correct? Many thanks. No, because you used the word "with." You woke up AND felt anguish, but one did not cause the other. When a charley horse wakes me, I do...
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: feeling of anguish
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: feeling of anguish

No.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is this type of word called?
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: What is this type of word called?

More on the guinea pig from Evan Morris, the Word Detective:
http://www.word-detective.com/011405.html#guinea%20pig
by BonnieL
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: February
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: February

I've never heard anyone pronounce the "r" in February - but then, I've lived my whole life on the West coast. Easterners may pronounce it.
by BonnieL
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more than you are
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: more than you are

Doesn't sound right. How about - They are better teachers than you.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: On words and meaning

Temple Grandin called herself an anthropologist from Mars - very apt! While she's written a lot from her point of view - and animal's - I don't think she ever explained "normal" culture to other people with autism.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: On words and meaning

Good for you for doing something about learning to live in the world of "normals." Not that I think anyone is really normal. Anyway, my husband has Asperger's & doesn't see any reason to learn anything about it or with dealing with others. When he first read the list of traits for Asperger's, he sai...