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by BonnieL
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thing used to make cakes
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Re: Thing used to make cakes

I hadn't noticed the ones with lids. One of those has a pic of a rooster so I suspect it's an egg poacher (but why not a pic of a hen?).

Ableskivers are baked uncovered. Breads won't brown properly if covered. Steamed breads & cakes, of course, are an exception.
by BonnieL
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thing used to make cakes
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Re: Thing used to make cakes

Looks like an ableskiver pan to me. Ableskivers are Danish.
by BonnieL
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thing used to cover food
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Re: Thing used to cover food

Food umbrellas. A necessity here if we want to eat outside in summer - the yellow jackets are aggressive.
by BonnieL
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hyphen help needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Re: hyphen help needed!

I don't know yet which version I'll go with, but all look good. It will depend partly on the person I interviewed & he hasn't gotten back to me yet. Space is always an issue with advertising - which this is - because of the photos. I have nothing to do with them & never know how much leeway I have. ...
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hyphen help needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Re: hyphen help needed!

Thanks! I meant five employees, some are part-time some are full-time. Told you I often have trouble with this! :)
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: hyphen help needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

hyphen help needed!

I always have trouble with this. "...has five full- and -part time employees."

Those hyphens just don't look right to me. I don't want to write it out as full-time and part-time. Tho I could - it would get my word count up a bit. :)
But my editor wouldn't be happy with me.

Thanks in advance.
Bonnie
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A vegetable carrier?
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: A vegetable carrier?

Colander, strainer, or drainer.
by BonnieL
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Intelligent Two-wheeled toy
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Intelligent Two-wheeled toy

I had to google "smart balance wheel" as that was the only English I found in your link. It's either a hoverboard or a self-balancing scooter. Looks dangerous to me. But then, I'm old & have lousy balance.
by BonnieL
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What is this thing called?
Replies: 5
Views: 3113

Re: What is this thing called?

Pot here. But prefaced by its use: water pot, cooking pot, fermenting pot, garden pot, or whatever.

Before marijuana was legal here, a local garden shop got a lot of flack for having a "pot sale." :D
by BonnieL
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A kitchen accessory
Replies: 15
Views: 7026

Re: A kitchen accessory

Can't agree with Bonnie though. Where I come from a juicer is always electrical and generally takes the whole fruit and squeezes it and pulps the rest. WoZ who likes being squeezed I think it may depend on whose kitchen you're in and perhaps what country that kitchen is in. When I googled manual ci...
by BonnieL
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A kitchen accessory
Replies: 15
Views: 7026

Re: A kitchen accessory

Thank you trolley. Hi guys! Is the thing in the following picture also called a "lemon squeezer"? If so, how can we distinguish? Because they have different shapes. http://doibanthan.vn/dung-cu-vat-chanh-quat-inomata-nhat-ban Thanks so much! StevenLoan This picture is of what I've always called a j...
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: What books look like without all the words
Replies: 2
Views: 4188

Re: What books look like without all the words

I misread this and thought it would show the words without punctuation. It would be like trying to read old Latin, but worse, since our sentence structure is different.
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shove over
Replies: 6
Views: 4073

Re: Shove over

I might tell my husband or kids to shove or move over, but hardly anyone else. Wanting to get into a pew or row of seats anywhere I'd be more apt to say "excuse me."
by BonnieL
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Median barriers
Replies: 7
Views: 3568

Re: Median barriers

The Wiki article answered a question wondered about for many years. An old song from somewhere in the UK referred to old folks driving slow in the "outside lane." Now I know it's the same lane we call the "inside lane." Both are the "passing lane." Makes sense now!
by BonnieL
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A tiny dish?
Replies: 7
Views: 3572

Re: A tiny dish?

I'd call them condiment bowls or condiment dishes. Me too. Tho if I wanted to be more descriptive I might call them "small bowls for condiments." I have some slightly larger bowls that I use either for olives (are olives condiments?) or for fruit or dessert. So around here they are just "the little...