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by Bobinwales
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: while
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: while

All are acceptable.
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Using glasses
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Using glasses

I wear glasses (not utilise) to see everything. I have been wearing them for 60 years now. I'm quite used to it!
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Religion - politics - weather
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Religion - politics - weather

I am a (retired) politician, so yes, I do discuss politics openly. As an atheist I find that discussing religion can cause offence, so i avoid doing so. I do talk about the weather even though I live in a nation that is famous for rain.
by Bobinwales
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a mask is required
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: a mask is required

I only like (1)
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hold one's breath
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Hold one's breath

That is a perfectly good response.
If I said it I would be fibbing though! :D
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Cable TV
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Cable TV

We don't have cable where I live, but of course we can and do stream from the internet. Personally though, I am grateful to the American cable company called TNT. They paid for a series called Will and I was an extra, sorry, SUPPORTING ARTISTE. I did a few weeks work and Margaret and I had a holiday...
by Bobinwales
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Not again
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Not again

My friend and I drove into England to attend the funeral of a man who used to spend time with us organising an event in Wales. We arrived early and were a bit startled to see arrive someone we had no idea existed. Our colleague's identical twin!
by Bobinwales
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: School Teacher
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: School Teacher

It was banned in schools from 1986 in the UK.
From next year it will be illegal in Wales for anyone, including parents, to smack children.
by Bobinwales
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Shoehorns
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: Shoehorns

I have used a shoe horn for a few years now, ever since the floor moved too far away for comfort.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: both your cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: both your cars

Was "thou" a typing error?
If it wasn't put it on your list of English words that you know the meaning of but never, ever use.
It is not so much old fashioned as historical.
by Bobinwales
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Push
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Push

Yes Steven, you can indeed say that.
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: most rapidly
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: most rapidly

All are acceptable, but...
"A lot of people finished the same assignment. John was the quickest", would be more colloquial.
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Extreme games
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: Extreme games

I wouldn't call them "games" Steven. Possibly, theme park rides, or smaller ones may be fairground rides.
And I have been on the swinging galleon thing, but I am not really a fan.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Doors down
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Doors down

"Next door but one" is still in common use here.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It Happened in Pisa
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: It Happened in Pisa

It is a little beauty.
Knowing my usual train of thoughts, I probably searched for "Pisa". But that should have shown up as well.
Anyway. Lesson learned!