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by BonnieL
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence

On a related subject, one of my pet peeves is newspaper datelines that give the name of a city, but not the state or country. When all newspapers were on paper, it didn't matter all that much, because you knew where the newspaper came from. But now, with everything online, it's harder to figure out....
by BonnieL
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: burlap bag / tow sack / crocus sack / gunnysack
Replies: 19
Views: 8073

Re: burlap bag / tow sack / crocus sack / gunnysack

Interesting resurrection. When I was a child, we called them gunny sacks. Usually used for potatoes and gunny sack races. As my vocabulary grew, they became burlap bags. Two questions arose from musing on this subject - 1) Why did we never have burlap bag races? They are still called gunny sack race...
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: Why is a knitted or crocheted coverlet called an afghan?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Why is a knitted or crocheted coverlet called an afghan?

This is funny. Did no one notice that the "article" about not making afghans was from The Onion? :o

Worse than "freedom fries."
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Christmas Time
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Christmas Time

Phil White wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:22 pm
To one and all, enjoy whatever festivities you may be planning and emerge into the new year with health intact and filled with a passion for life!
Couldn't say it better! A merry Christmas & happy New Year to all.
by BonnieL
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Your Christmas challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Your Christmas challenge

Yay! Happy you found them so quickly. :D
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Your Christmas challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Your Christmas challenge

I had a similar years-long search for old fashioned pilsner glasses like the ones we had when I was a child. None of us drank beer, but mom put tapioca pudding in them. The glasses had etched dots. I finally found a set last year - and you can bet I bought them! I'll keep my eyes peeled for the pigg...
by BonnieL
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bag up
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Bag up

I've never heard it asked that way. More apt to be: "Would you like a bag?"
by BonnieL
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the cousin of Kate
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: the cousin of Kate

Tom's cousin, Kate, is a dentist.
by BonnieL
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Secrets
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Secrets

Blabbermouth, busybody, fink (or ratfink), or double crosser (if he promised to keep your secrets). If you're a criminal or in jail there are other words such as informer and canary.
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Long jacket
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Long jacket

Aren't trench coats usually belted? I can't see if his has a belt or not. I would think it's a double breasted coat. Could be wrong, tho - it's happened before. :)
by BonnieL
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: The Dibble
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: The Dibble

Huh - never heard of that cartoon. I thought this was going to be about the gardening tool or a favorite book of mine when I was young - The Ghost of Dibble Hollow. :D
by BonnieL
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fruits
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Fruits

I've never seen a persimmon. Are they sweet or tart?
by BonnieL
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fruits
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Fruits

#1 I'm not sure. It looks like a tomato on the outside, but not the inside.

#2 looks like a tomato inside & out.

Here in America tomatoes are considered a vegetable even though they are really a fruit.
by BonnieL
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scot-free
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: scot-free

I never thought I'd agree with the official North Korean opinion - but in the case of our president, they're right. He is a lunatic. God help us.

I don't think our country will get off scot-free after this.
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Wine

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Bonny! Someone in your family owns a winery and you don't drink? What a waste of a relation! :D
My sister & her husband buy it by the case, so my cousins aren't losing any business! :lol: