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by Bobinwales
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Thing used to wash clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 4175

Re: Thing used to wash clothes

It is a called bowl in the UK. Sometimes a "washing up bowl".
by Bobinwales
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do flip flops
Replies: 4
Views: 3842

Re: Do flip flops

As you say Steven, flip flops are a kind of shoe. I know that they are called "thongs" in Australia but I don't know what the ate called elsewhere in the world. As for the use in your quote, it is a way of saying that looking at someone in that perilous position in making him feel sick. https://i.ib...
by Bobinwales
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: which or what
Replies: 1
Views: 3083

Re: which or what

I would say that your thinking is quite correct.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 5029

Re: Plate

There must be a term for using two idioms in the same sentence; but I would find,
"Wait there; I'll get you a plate" completely acceptable.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The good always die young.
Replies: 5
Views: 9006

Re: The good always die young.

Because the 80 year-old doesn't feel at all old, so someone only 14 years older is still young,
It's a joke, don't take it seriously.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Guessing game
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

Guessing game

I told the little boy who lives next door that if he could guess how many apples I had, I would give him both.
He told me that that would be a pear.
by Bobinwales
Thu May 27, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might have been arrested
Replies: 8
Views: 5081

Re: might have been arrested

Point taken Erik. I shall try to cringe in private in the future.
by Bobinwales
Thu May 27, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: might have been arrested
Replies: 8
Views: 5081

Re: might have been arrested

"Gotten" is not a word in my vocabulary. I find it repulsive.
I realise that language evolves, but I sincerely hope that that one never gets accepted as correct English.
End of rant.
by Bobinwales
Tue May 25, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: send you to John
Replies: 2
Views: 3428

Re: send you to John

They are all clumsy, try,
.
"I will send you to John so that he can do whatever I can't do for you".
by Bobinwales
Tue May 25, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: didn nothing/question tag
Replies: 4
Views: 4129

Re: didn nothing/question tag

I would consider "You did nothing, didn't you?" impossible.
by Bobinwales
Tue May 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: School closures
Replies: 2
Views: 3789

Re: School closures

How long does will the ban on schools' opening because of Covid-19 last?
How long are the school closures because of Covid-19 likely to last?
by Bobinwales
Sat May 22, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: but not Jim
Replies: 4
Views: 4783

Re: but not Jim

I would have said,
I knew how much they all the cost; except for the blue one.
by Bobinwales
Fri May 21, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Redeployment
Replies: 1
Views: 3406

Redeployment

A bloke in the pub told me that he has accepted the offer of a job in Seoul.
He thinks that it is a good Korea move.
by Bobinwales
Thu May 06, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: True tale
Replies: 5
Views: 6880

Re: True tale

You have my sympathies Phil. How would you manage to clean up after the dog if your vision was worse? I presume that it would have to be left down, which is probably why dogs are not allowed on the beaches around here from May to the Autumn. . Years ago I used to spend time in the pub with a friend ...
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A pin
Replies: 2
Views: 3792

Re: A pin

I wouldn't use "stabbed".
To my mind stab means to push into something. Think of sticking a fork into a potato.
I would ask that question, "Have you ever pushed a pin through a thin layer of skin of your finger?"
You will see that I changed the end of the sentence as well.