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by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Forgiveness application?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Forgiveness application?

I can't imagine it happening in the UK. Motor insurance is compulsory here, so the woman's ability to pay is irrelevant.
by Bobinwales
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Dealing with canvassers
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Dealing with canvassers

Once upon a time when I was out canvassing the bloke who opened the door to me said, "We are Jehovah's Witnesses and take no interest in politics".
I said, "Well, you come and bother me on my doorstep!". He wasn't impressed, and I have no idea if he did vote for me.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Squeeze in
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Squeeze in

There is a lovely Welsh word, "Cwtch" ('w' is a vowel in Welsh).
It can mean an enclosed space (the cupboard under the stairs for instance), or a cuddle. But if we were trying to get everyone into a photograph we might well say, "Cwtch up everyone".
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Divorce
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Divorce

I have never seen the word "exrays" before. I am not at all convinced that it exists.
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Describing someone as fat
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Describing someone as fat

I don't think that I have mentioned it before, but I have been appointed Town Crier of Pontardawe, and will shortly be leading the Father Christmas Parade. I have spoken to our Town Clerk because our Mayor has a similar waistline to mine, he is also bearded, to find out if he would be robed for the ...
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Describing someone as fat
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Describing someone as fat

"Overweight" is a useful word as well.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: enough painkillers
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: enough painkillers

Take enough painkiller so that you won't feel any pain.
by Bobinwales
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: bleeding ears
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: bleeding ears

Yes.
But "His left ear and nose were bleeding" is more natural.
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: worried
Replies: 1
Views: 2049

Re: worried

Yes.
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: and that I have read
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

Re: and that I have read

None of them are natural.
That is the book that I read which has a lot of information on the subject.
by Bobinwales
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Re: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road

SCHRÖDINGER: The chicken is on both sides of the road.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Klicks
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Re: Klicks

I have only ever hear the term in science fiction books.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: waited till
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Re: waited till

I would write, and say, "until" actually.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes hanger
Replies: 13
Views: 9052

Re: Clothes hanger

I have long held a theory that the rings around Saturn are comprised of lost socks.
Uranus also has rings, much lighter and younger than Saturn's... television remote controls!
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's laughable
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

It's laughable

A bloke in the pub told me that if you boil a funny bone you get laughing stock. He thought he was being humerus.