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by BonnieL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Extra : Many a Slip
Replies: 11
Views: 2405

Re: BBC Radio 4 Extra : Many a Slip

For those of us in the US, a little more BBC wouldn't hurt! We've noticed that upper class, presumably educated characters are easier to understand than the lower classes. I remember seeing an actor as a lower class character, and in another show as an upper class type. It was so much easier to unde...
by BonnieL
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bathtub
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Bathtub

I would call it a bathtub tray, but at least one site on-line calls it a bathtub caddy.
by BonnieL
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: L'esprit de l'escalier
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: L'esprit de l'escalier

I guess "staircase wit" was what I was thinking of. But we could really use a more elegant phrase in English for that.
by BonnieL
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 1st April
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: 1st April

Thanks!
by BonnieL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: L'esprit de l'escalier
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

L'esprit de l'escalier

I thought there was another word or phrase for this & google didn't find it for me. Am I just having a problem with my memory & think there's another word? Either in English or something more pronounceable - I know nothing of French.
by BonnieL
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 1st April
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: 1st April

Bobinwales wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Mongoose Principle
Could you elucidate?
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Small hinges swing big doors
Replies: 14
Views: 3419

Re: Small hinges swing big doors

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:03 am

[*]The door of history turns on small hinges
I've seen this one before, or at least something pretty close - but I've no idea where.
by BonnieL
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Judas Goat
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: Judas Goat

Don't think too badly of the goat - he's being used. Of course, I happen to like goats. :)
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Straws
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Straws

I call them coffee stirrers. But since I don't put anything in my coffee that needs stirring, I don't see them too often.
by BonnieL
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gig (as in musician's engagement)
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Re: gig (as in musician's engagement)

When I was in the Army (many, many years ago), a gig was a demerit. I've never heard it used that way since.
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beach things
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Beach things

Those are rescue buoys. There's more info about them on Wikipedia if you're interested.
by BonnieL
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet paper roll
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Toilet paper roll

Yes, Steve, it does. I laugh a heck of a lot more now - so much in life strikes me as funny. :D
by BonnieL
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet paper roll
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Toilet paper roll

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:38 pm
No need to apologize, Steven. In my experience, most people find toilet humour funny, whether they admit it or not. :)
I was born clutching my pearls & bodily function jokes make me uncomfortable. Now that I'm old(er), I'm a lot looser about humor. :wink:
by BonnieL
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet paper roll
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Toilet paper roll

Bobinwales wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Steven, it has nothing to do with your use of English, but perhaps you might like to reconsider your wording. :D
I hadn't had enough coffee when I read his question. NOW I'm laughing! :lol:
by BonnieL
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet paper roll
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Toilet paper roll

Tube or core.