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by BonnieL
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: said to him...
Replies: 3
Views: 532

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: 686

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: 2284

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: 532

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: 12862

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: 764

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: 1206

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: 764

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: 1187

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: 1187

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....
by BonnieL
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: burlap bag / tow sack / crocus sack / gunnysack
Replies: 19
Views: 9833

Re: burlap bag / tow sack / crocus sack / gunnysack

Interesting resurrection. When I was a child, we called them gunny sacks. Usually used for potatoes and gunny sack races. As my vocabulary grew, they became burlap bags. Two questions arose from musing on this subject - 1) Why did we never have burlap bag races? They are still called gunny sack race...
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: Why is a knitted or crocheted coverlet called an afghan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Why is a knitted or crocheted coverlet called an afghan?

This is funny. Did no one notice that the "article" about not making afghans was from The Onion? :o

Worse than "freedom fries."
by BonnieL
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Christmas Time
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Christmas Time

Phil White wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:22 pm
To one and all, enjoy whatever festivities you may be planning and emerge into the new year with health intact and filled with a passion for life!
Couldn't say it better! A merry Christmas & happy New Year to all.
by BonnieL
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Your Christmas challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Your Christmas challenge

Yay! Happy you found them so quickly. :D
by BonnieL
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Your Christmas challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Your Christmas challenge

I had a similar years-long search for old fashioned pilsner glasses like the ones we had when I was a child. None of us drank beer, but mom put tapioca pudding in them. The glasses had etched dots. I finally found a set last year - and you can bet I bought them! I'll keep my eyes peeled for the pigg...