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by BonnieL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: look like Peter Pan
Replies: 6
Views: 3409

Re: look like Peter Pan

I suspect it was because slightly built women looked more boyish than mature men. I think now a slender young man would be cast in the role.
by BonnieL
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authoress
Replies: 28
Views: 10070

Re: Authoress

Our local weekly had a front page headline about an "authoress." Haven't seen that word since the last time I read Little Women. We know the young man who wrote that (husband was his Latin teacher), so I might say something the when I see him. Feminine endings on words are slowly going away - good r...
by BonnieL
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: so charmed
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: so charmed

Ditto. It's also what inspired "Baby, It's Cold Outside." :D
by BonnieL
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Rodeo Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 3549

Re: Rodeo Drive

Rodeo is an interesting word. I've always pronounced it "RO-dee-o" (grew up in the NW US & went to rodeos). Then I heard the song (don't remember which it is) that pronounced it "ro-DAY-o." Rodeo Drive is pronounced the 2nd way. My quick read on it is that Rodeo Drive is pronounced closer to the ori...
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Useful tip for those with hard-to-open wallets
Replies: 5
Views: 4024

Re: Useful tip for those with hard-to-open wallets

Tony - that's such a sweet story. Thank you for sharing it!
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Commencement
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: Commencement

trolley wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:18 pm
I’ve heard “graduation ceremony” and “commencement ceremony” but I don’t think I’ve ever heard “graduation commencement”
Me neither. Aren't they the same thing?
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 7553

Re: Happy Christmas!

A merry Christmas to all the wizards!

And Ken - maybe - if we wish hard enough - we'll get a Christmas present of a certain government official resigning? A girl can dream, right? :lol:
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: than you made it
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Re: than you made it

I don't care for the "it" at the end. a) I modified a few little things in that story and made it a much better story than what you wrote. b. I added a few things to that machine and now it is a better machine than what you made. Are my changes correct? Either way, neither sentence is polite. My hus...
by BonnieL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Answer
Replies: 6
Views: 4183

Re: Answer

I don't care. Just don't call me late for dinner.

I'm guessing that's an Americanism.
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 3534

Re: Star Trek

Not a fan. Which is why he confused Star Trek with Star Wars.

Now me, I'm a fan of both. I still have the Enterprise poster I bought at my first Star Trek convention. :D
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: British to American translation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

Re: British to American translation needed

The Five Red Herrings. It's a good mystery, but a strange story. So far she's eliminated 2 of the 5 suspects, so don't tell me whodunit! :D
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: British to American translation needed
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

British to American translation needed

I'm reading a Dorothy Sayers mystery and found myself puzzled by a phrase. In the 87 years since the book was published, meanings might have changed, but someone might know what she meant by it. Here's the sentence: "It was a small alley, rather than a street, containing nothing but the back-entranc...
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: every day
Replies: 6
Views: 3713

Re: every day

Can't say about grammatical, but not natural. "She never mentioned (or spoke of) her children."
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cabinets
Replies: 21
Views: 8306

Re: Cabinets

gdwdwrkr wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
The designer was light-fixture-challenged.
I so agree with you! I really don't like hanging lights; if you decide to not have a table under them, you bump your head on it.
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: over thirty
Replies: 5
Views: 3777

Re: over thirty

Collocation is a new word for this over-thirty (way over thirty!) woman - I had to look it up. Navi - it's not just the collocation, but "over thirty" doesn't really say much. I'm over thirty by more than thirty years. I suspect what you want to say is that the shop is run by three women who are in ...