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by BonnieL
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irritating expressions or worse
Replies: 168
Views: 127663

Re: Irritating expressions or worse

[quote="trolley"]Sometimes, a train whistle blows or a coyote howls, but no one ever mentions a duck quacking.[/quote] Pat McManus uses variations such as, "somewhere in the distance, an ant coughed." Of course, he writes humor. I'm glad this thread was revived; I've had fun reading it. But no one m...
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Why a "lid"
Replies: 15
Views: 57248

Re: Why a "lid"

Way over 30 here! Maybe it was because we were poor, but my friends & I never saw anything bigger than a dime bag. Funny, now that it's legal, I have no urge to try it again. :)
by BonnieL
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Rugby Football
Replies: 3
Views: 3495

Re: Rugby Football

Is that a British joke?
by BonnieL
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lectures
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

Re: Lectures

Here, homily is more usual than sermon, at least in Catholic churches.