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by BonnieL
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Coffee

The way you described it first would be preferred here, rather than your examples: "I like my coffee with a lot of milk." Here in the US cream is the preferred "whitener" of coffee, so any mention of coffee with milk would be unusual.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Rider
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Rider

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Wheelies are simply idiotic. Take a look at this fool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkVxKioqVs
Ouch! :shock:
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pineapple
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Pineapple

Celery does something similar, either because of furanocoumourans or eugenol - no one seems to be sure which it is. Maybe eugenol is a furanocoumouran? I'm no chemist, so have no clue.
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: An operation
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: An operation

trolley wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:56 pm
More often than not, in North America it would be called a "C-section", rather than its proper name.
Yep. "She had a C-section." And that would be it, except for birthing horror stories by others. :roll:
by BonnieL
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rooster sanctuary
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Rooster sanctuary

Every time Batman's car breaks down, he gets his cape on to pull it. Even though it's just a coupe the car is heavy, so he needs to pull hard. It's game hen! First read-through I'm going "huh"? Second time I got it. Chickens are fun, but I don't understand people treating them like pets. Mine are e...
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Saw-tooth axles
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Saw-tooth axles

Wizard of Oz wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Steve, gidday mate, to get into the mood I suggest you go and listen to Gene Autry , a famous cowboy, sing his hit I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle. A classic.

WoZ moseying along
Now that's going to be in my head all day!
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Mouse

Anyone remember Lester the Lab Rat from Beakman's World? That was a fun & educational show. :D
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Mouse

Lab rat or Guinea pig would be more common. Both rats & mice bred for labs are white, so it wouldn't be necessary to mention the color.
by BonnieL
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Round thing hair
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Round thing hair

I remember those things - horribly uncomfortable to sleep in. I'm also old enough to remember the juice can rollers for wavy hair. Never tried them myself because with string-straight hair, I needed all the help I could get to just get a minor wave - even with perms!
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Italian Chef
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Italian Chef

Phil White wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:43 pm
I was rather hoping that a spring clean of the site would raise the standard of wit and banter...

That hurt. I shall pass it on immediately.
Me, too! :lol:
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Saw-tooth axles
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Saw-tooth axles

Also called rowels. I'm not a fan of spurs - a well-trained horse shouldn't need them.
by BonnieL
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Domestic engineer
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Domestic engineer

I think changing a job title to "dignify" the position, but not changing pay or status are a ploy to hoodwink the housewife or low-status worker - a sop to make them feel better about their jobs. Or to make the higher status people feel less guilty.

Tho "domestic goddess" works for me! :D
by BonnieL
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Domestic engineer
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Domestic engineer

I think it was common in the '70s (maybe as early as the '60's) to "dignify" a job that no one had any respect for. Lots of job titles were upgraded around that time. Think "sanitation engineer" for the guy who picks up your garbage.
by BonnieL
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: to own somebody
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: to own somebody

CedrickKe wrote:A synonym to "owned" could also be "pwned" It's pretty much when you get the better of someone and feel like rubbing it in their face.
I've never understood that one. Is it short for "pawned" or does the "p" mean something else?
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Off
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Off

A feeling that something is wrong or not normal.