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by BonnieL
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bus
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Bus

Ducks. We went on the original in Wisconsin Dells years ago - fun! In general they are amphibious vehicles.
by BonnieL
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Sweatshirts
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Sweatshirts

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:59 pm
In my opinion, a hoodie is a sweatshirt with a hood.
Someone once tried to convince me they were two different things - but I agree with you.
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: incomprehensible statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: incomprehensible statistics

I think that's why it is said there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
by BonnieL
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ceiling light
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Ceiling light

Are all hanging lights called chandeliers or only certain kinds? When I did a google search I found similar lights listed under chandelier. But google is pretty inclusive.
by BonnieL
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kitchen device
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Kitchen device

I nearly took the tip of my finger off with mine - dangerous things. But so good at making thin slices. I need a new mandoline - my old (expensive!) one started to fall apart.
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: said to him...
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: said to him...

So do I, but not if the sentences need a lot of clipping. :)
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: facts or not facts
Replies: 2
Views: 601

facts or not facts

I'm not sure if I'm just not reading the quote right, or if Sarah Huckabee Sanders is saying that the "facts" the president "pushes out" (that sounds so icky!) are not facts. I think she's trying to say that he doesn't call something a fact when it is not, but it looks like the opposite to me. “The ...
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Taking the high road
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: Taking the high road

Thanks for posting this - I had missed it in my daily news reading. Which gets more depressing day by day. It's a great day when I can tell my husband, "Trump didn't say anything stupid yesterday!" :evil:
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: said to him...
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: said to him...

None of the above. "I asked (or told) the man to leave."

#5 - "The man you told to leave has left."

Brevity is the soul of clarity, as well as wit.
by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: English english?
Replies: 88
Views: 11934

Re: English english?

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:22 am
I must update my assertion that Bush 43 is or was the worst US president of this century. That considerable honour now goes to Dolt 45.
I hadn't made up my mind which was the worst president - Bush 43 or Harding. Now they're tied for 2nd place.
by BonnieL
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tennis
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Tennis

Bobinwales wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:38 am
I would call them headbands and wristbands. I will let you decide which is which. :D
But for women, a headband can be just for holding hair back & is thinner than a sweatband. I use a headband for a sweatband when I do my exercises or if I'm working outdoors in hot weather.
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: And a very happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: And a very happy New Year

Excellent parody - but not funny. Too close to home here. :cry:

Right now our only hope is if he drops dead or goes so far off the rails they have to put him away. A girl can dream, can't she? :wink:
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tennis
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Tennis

Sweatbands - but it looks like the one for the wrist is called a wristband.
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Possessive of city/state & full date at beginning of sentence
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

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

A rant for another day - why is Washington the only state that has to have a last name? I've so often seen it referred to as Washington State. :( To distinguish it from Washington DC? But D.C., for District of Columbia, is part of the official name of our capitol. If that were used, no one would ne...
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: 1060

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....