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by Wizard of Oz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: The only challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 4719

Re: The only challenge

Yes they are the 8 that I mentioned in my post.
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sea change
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Sea change

Then there is the one a mate of mine has unfortunately undergone, the pee change. He has become incontinent and has to wear man nappies.

WoZ on a wee change (a wee dram that is)
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: The only challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 4719

Re: The only challenge

For me only can be inserted after every word, one at a time, and it still makes sense to create 8 new sentences. You mean how many can be inserted in just the one sentence?

Only WoZ
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do

The psychology of colour is an extremely well researched and utilised area. Studies go back to the 1700s. Gender, age, culture all have an effect.

WoZ in a peach pink and purple pair of pantaloons
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Missing

Aha. Malbec the great red hope of South America. Any wine that translate as bad beak or in French Canadien as bad kiss is sus.

WoZ who rarely drinks malbec
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chump change
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Chump change

BonnieL wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Thank you, Erik, for the link to The Work Detective. I've never read it before & I don't know how I missed it.
. Perhaps Bonnie it is because you aren't looking for work??

WoZ retired
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Weather

Steve the use of unstable with reference to weather is a bigger term. Unstable weather refers to the atmospheric patterns that collide to cause major weather events. It is not used with local daily changes.

WoZ with his umbrella
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sea change
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Sea change

Well one never ceases to come to know what one doesn't know. This particular word first came to my notice here in Aus when everyone was talking about the retiring baby boomers, many of whom were looking to downsize from the family home and move to smaller communities. These invariably were on the co...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: North Korea

I generally carryout my "mistleization" at Christmas and then lie in wait for unwary females.

WoZ waiting near doorways and such.
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Missing

Bob my commiserations. I hope you didn't spill ALL the merlot.

WoZ drinking a Petrus 2005
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Grimaldi
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Grimaldi

Gay men don't lie. Maybe little fibs but not lies.
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: 2 plus 2
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: 2 plus 2

Amen.
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Cautionary Tale
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: A Cautionary Tale

Islay Single Malt I hope Bob.
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do

That is how I have always understood language to be. This comes from my Linguistic studies, oh the foolish days of youth, and psych studies, even more foolish days, and personal observations. Counting is another good topic to observe the difference between cultures.

WoZ on the rise.
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: An operation
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: An operation

As the wee chick remarked, "Marmalade an egg."

WoZ with the Legions