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by Bobinwales
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: too good
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: too good

Both are very wrong.

1) is bad, 2) is dreadful.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Roger
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Roger

Careful. Roger is my step-brother.
And Steven, even if he wasn't, I would never use the word in the way that you have suggested.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: He is sick
Replies: 0
Views: 227

He is sick

A bloke in the pub told me that he suffers from xenophobia.
He is convinced that he caught it off some foreigner.
by Bobinwales
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Now and again.
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Now and again.

Thank you Phil. It is good to know that one is appreciated.
by Bobinwales
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Him Again
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Him Again

Why can't Mr Trump go to the White House any more?
Because it is for Biden.
by Bobinwales
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Now and again.
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Now and again.

Trump supporters are complaining that people are dressing up as elks to taunt them after the election result.
Don't pay any attention, it is fake gnus.
by Bobinwales
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Recent site outage
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Recent site outage

Thank you Phil.
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Tap water
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Tap water

This is a drinking fountain extremely to near where I live. It was installed as a memorial to an industrialist who was active in the area. The water has been turned off now and it has been rededicated as a War Memorial (hence the poppy wreath). The modern little boy is my grandson. https://i.ibb.co/...
by Bobinwales
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the fastest of
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: the fastest of

I don't really like any of them.
I would suggest, "He runs faster than any of the other students".
by Bobinwales
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 10th grade
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: 10th grade

Using the word "bucks" looks as though you are being artificially American. I have no idea if the word is still in common usage even. And as an aside, I had to Google "9th Grade" to find out how old Tom was when he left school becaue 9th Grade has no meaning to a Brit. If he was British, Tom would h...
by Bobinwales
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Cowboy Tail
Replies: 1
Views: 755

A Cowboy Tail

Did you hear about a cowboy who had bought a dachshund?
He had been told to get a long little dawgee.
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Awfully steep
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Awfully steep

You most certainly can Steven.
I'm just a bit puzzled about the second question. What is it?

EDIT . . .My thanks to Erik who has answered my question in the post below this.
I feel a bit ashamed of myself for missing something so obvious!
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Goldfish
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Goldfish

A bloke in the pub told me that he had bought two goldfish. He named them One and Two, because if One died he would still have Two left. And if Two died he would still have One.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The public at large
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

The public at large

I was told by an expert that the spread of Coronavirus depends on two things:
The denseness of the population
And
The denseness of the population.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Etymology of the Word "Wizard"
Replies: 7
Views: 3093

Re: Etymology of the Word "Wizard"

As far as I know the word "wizard" comes from the Middle English "Wys" meaning "wise".
I have no idea where the magical bumbling illegitimate men came from because I have never come across the concept. The wizards that I have met (in literature) have all been wise men.