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by trolley
Wed May 23, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: insertion of word(s) between syllables of another
Replies: 29
Views: 12207

insertion of word(s) between syllables of another

...all the while, forming pyramids and frightening the children...
by trolley
Wed May 23, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: This one had me puzzled for quite a while!
Replies: 32
Views: 11665

This one had me puzzled for quite a while!

I'm almost there,comma,but the giant bees keeping me at bay full stop.
by trolley
Fri May 18, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: prom bid / prom / promenade
Replies: 18
Views: 9739

prom bid / prom / promenade

I think it does come from "promenade". Apart the boardwalk definition it can also mean a march or procession into a ballroom.
Maybe it is a term coined by teenage boys in reference to a perceived
"prom"ise by their graduation night dates. Prom dates do cost a lot of money!
by trolley
Thu May 17, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: comma with vocative
Replies: 24
Views: 9424

comma with vocative

I'm feeling a little flushed.
by trolley
Thu May 17, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 21272

welcome vs no problem

Quoc I’m sure we’ve managed to muddy the waters a bit on this one. By the way, did you purposely list your examples as 1/ and b/ for effect? Intentional or not, for some strange reason, apples and oranges always make me smile. 1,2,C…A,B,3. Eric I wouldn’t be too pissed to see Dubya on my doorstep (s...
by trolley
Thu May 17, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 21272

welcome vs no problem

Although I am not unable to recognize an equine fatality when I see it (and that’s never a pretty site!), I have to give it one parting lash for good measure. “You’re welcome” and “no problem” certainly mean something, and in my book (which I realize may not be in wide circulation), each mean someth...
by trolley
Wed May 16, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 21272

welcome vs no problem

I'm thinking of greeting all of my future house guests with "I am not pissed-off that you came."
by trolley
Wed May 16, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 'No problem' instead of 'You're welcome!'
Replies: 61
Views: 21272

welcome vs no problem

It's funny that this should come up. I was just thinking about this the other day. The phrase "no problem" is, certainly, being used interchangably with "your welcome" and it drives me crazy. Telling me that I haven't caused you a problem is not the same as telling me that I am welcome. When I thank...
by trolley
Tue May 15, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do we 'make' or 'take' a decision?
Replies: 47
Views: 21570

Do we 'make' or 'take' a decision?

Beauty! Now we have a decision that I can take.
by trolley
Fri May 11, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sneck
Replies: 17
Views: 5668

sneck

I know we've strayed a bit from the original topic (apologies to Tony H )but I am really starting to get thirsty. We aslo have lots of those small independents here. We call them brewpubs or microbreweries. Some of them are real gems and are a welcome change to most of the swill put out by our two g...
by trolley
Tue May 01, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Loathing of crowds
Replies: 20
Views: 8790

Loathing of crowds

I couldn't find a "loathing of crowds" anywhere in James Lipton's lists.
by trolley
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: trolls
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

trolls

I was showing this site to a friend last night and he remarked that he was surprised that I ever got any civilized responses to my posts, given that I had the word “troll” in my user name. I pointed out that it is “trolley(car)” and comes from one of those cutesy family stories that would only be of...
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flutered
Replies: 13
Views: 5591

flutered

Shelley
You noticed my red hands. My boss claims to be all about "continued education". That works for me!
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flutered
Replies: 13
Views: 5591

flutered

Many of the alternatives for "drunk" don't readily make sense. I hear the term pie-eyed used often. I don't know about the rest of you, but my eyes don't tend to get bigger as I drift towards flutery.
by trolley
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flutered
Replies: 13
Views: 5591

flutered

This could be a stretch. A flute glass is a tall, narrow wine glass. If you drained enough of them, you could easily be flutered.