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by BonnieL
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Wine

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Bonny! Someone in your family owns a winery and you don't drink? What a waste of a relation! :D
My sister & her husband buy it by the case, so my cousins aren't losing any business! :lol:
by BonnieL
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Wine

trolley wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:37 pm
I probably call them wine-lovers or connoisseurs.
I'd go with connoisseur. That would describe several people in my family (tho not me - I don't drink), including those that own a winery.
by BonnieL
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: be happy
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: be happy

Both a & b sound like orders rather than wishes. You might get away with a if you preface it with "Don't worry!" :)

A favorite person says, "I wish you well, my friend." It always sounds so sincere.
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hat and jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Hat and jacket

I was only aware of the very old version of fascinator - a scarf. Thanks for adding to my vocabulary!

As to stole or wrap - it can go either way.
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hat and jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Hat and jacket

The shoulder wrap would be a stole, but don't know about the hat - it's pretty old-fashioned.
by BonnieL
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: more books than you've seen
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: more books than you've seen

It also reminds me of a time when my sister brought home a friend who looked in awe at the books lining the hall and the kitchen and declared that there were more books in our kitchen than in his public library. We've had a similar response to our books. The living room & entry way have built-in bo...
by BonnieL
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ladder
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Ladder

I've never seen one of those before. Pretty cool!
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kind of paper
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Kind of paper

Cup cake papers, liners, or baking cups.

And a question for you, Steven - would you know why the words bakery, delivery, and chocolate are in English?
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: A baby

Erik_Kowal wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:20 pm
"Born out of wedlock" avoids the pejorative connotations of the earlier suggestions.
I knew there was one I was forgetting! Dang, I hate this business of getting older - the memory gets more muddled all the time. :(
by BonnieL
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A baby
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: A baby

A baby. I had an elderly aunt who called all babies "blessed events." :D

In the past the baby might have been called illegitimate, a bastard, or born on the wrong side of the blanket.
by BonnieL
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Discussion

Considering the (assumed) subject under discussion, I don't think there's a friendly way to end it. Perhaps adding: "Give Dad my love"? Tho that would be weird.
by BonnieL
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: restrictive/non-restrictive
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: restrictive/non-restrictive

The real Mr. T could have carried all the pianos at once! :D
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: standing behind tables
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: standing behind tables

Add "while" - it looks like the work is sitting or standing. Tho people will get it, others will be snarky.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: The only challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 6414

Re: The only challenge

Similar to William Safire's comments on "I Only Have Eyes For You." So much depends on what you really want to say!
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hear
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Hear

The literal meaning is roughly "Yes, I've heard that". In this context, it seems to me to have a rather sarcastic edge: something along the lines of "I've had enough of people telling me that," but with the thought expressed more indirectly. And if the speaker is being sarcastic, something along th...