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by BonnieL
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet paper roll
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Toilet paper roll

Tube or core.
by BonnieL
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Crime scenes chalk
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Crime scenes chalk

It begs the question: did policeman normally carry chalk with them and if so why? Some must, because otherwise there wouldn't be any chalk fairies. I have a hard time watching police procedural shows because so often the main characters are idiots. They contaminate crime scenes & can't do a decent ...
by BonnieL
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes rack
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Clothes rack

I've heard of people called clothes horses, but didn't know it was also furniture. :)
by BonnieL
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wooden thing
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Wooden thing

What would one serve on a serving paddle?
by BonnieL
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: consorting in government departments
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: consorting in government departments

Do you think she meant consulted? I read something yesterday where the author used the word "invaluable" when he meant the opposite.
by BonnieL
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: currently sat
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: currently sat

trolley wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:25 am
Being stood or sat feels a bit like being posed or placed.
To me, that would seem to be an action by someone else: "The usher sat me." Weird, but understandable.
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: currently sat
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: currently sat

I've been seeing that too & it just doesn't look right to me."I am sat..." No, no, no. My Webster's 3rd has only one definition of "sat" - it's the past tense of "sit." So - "I am" is present, & the words that go with it are "seated" or "sitting."
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Detox the body
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Detox the body

trolley wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 pm
That therapy is considered as "alternative medicine" or "pseudoscience", in the west.
I'll go with pseudoscience. :roll:
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: gave her the flashlight to...

Hmmmm. Of your 4 sentences, the first 3 are fine. Something troubles me about "We send you to school to acquire useful knowledge," although I cannot pin down why. If it's American schools being referred to, I think I can pin down your discomfort with it: our schools don't teach much "useful knowled...
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: gave her the flashlight to...
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: gave her the flashlight to...

navi wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm

a) I brought him here to see the show.
I don't think you need "here" as you are both "there."
by BonnieL
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tinfoil hat
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: tinfoil hat

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 pm
I have never heard of a tinfoil hat. Tricorn hat however...
Paul Revere and the Raiders! Yay! :D

Good times - good memories.
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tinfoil hat
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: tinfoil hat

Maybe it's mostly an American thing. A few years ago I made a tinfoil hat (actually aluminum foil) for Halloween. Horribly hot - it could fry your brains! :o
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Gifts
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Gifts

"Acknowledge" would be more like being aware of, rather than admit. "Gifts" - yes, special abilities or talents.
by BonnieL
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bizarro
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: bizarro

The first thing I thought of was the Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro. But that was syndicated in '85.
by BonnieL
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bus
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Bus

Ducks. We went on the original in Wisconsin Dells years ago - fun! In general they are amphibious vehicles.