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by trolley
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Highest sales record
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Highest sales record

Not necessarily, Steve. If fact, while that statement may sound impressive, it doesn't have much power without us knowing how good the other sales reps were. They may have been absolutely horrible at their jobs and this guy was just really bad, but performed marginally better than them. In the land ...
by trolley
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Doors down
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Doors down

They are both correct but option B is not something you would hear much, around here...at least, not anymore.
by trolley
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: High-tech
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: High-tech

I was the Operations Manager for a wholesale grocery distribution company...not too high tech, at all.
by trolley
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bread
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Bread

That's hard to say, Steve. There are many types of bread that are braided like those. Probably the most well-known braided loaves are Challah bread.
by trolley
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Hold liquor
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Hold liquor

Keep in mind, Steve, you're asking a bunch of old men. I think, by now, most of us have have figured out where that "hold" line is. The contest ended years ago. :D
by trolley
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Steamed apple snails
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Steamed apple snails

Apple snails are an invasive species from South America that are spreading quickly and causing a lot of problems, especially in Southeast Asia. I didn't realize they were edible...I guess that's a good way to get rid of them. I have eaten escargots (land snails) many times and quite enjoy them (what...
by trolley
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The Redeemer
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: The Redeemer

"Jesus the Christ" seems appropriate, but underused.
by trolley
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Flying kites
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Flying kites

Well done, Tony. Keep us posted.
by trolley
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Shadow puppets
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Shadow puppets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x9cq_EPM9s
This takes it to a whole new level.
by trolley
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Flying kites
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Flying kites

Kite flying is not nearly as popular in North America as it is in other parts of the world, especially Asia. Growing up in the 60s, I built a few and flew a few but it was not something we did on a regular basis. My last experience was about 25 years ago when my daughter and I built one and took it ...
by trolley
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Regret
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Regret

Not taking my Dad back to visit his home town in Ireland, while I still had the chance.
by trolley
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: One step ahead
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: One step ahead

I probably shouldn't laugh...but damn! I love a good surprise.
by trolley
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Proximity
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Proximity

Yes, and the same is true for the vast majority of those multiple-choice questions, on here.
A or B, if I am trying to say C ?
...try saying C...
by trolley
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Vaccine humour
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Vaccine humour

Good one, Tony. Anytime you say Worcestershire sauce, over here, it sparks a discussion about the pronunciation. I avoid that by referring to it as Lea and Perrins. None of their other sauces or marinades are readily available in Canada, so there's usually no confusion. Lea and Perrins is "Wooster" ...
by trolley
Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Sleep paralysis
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Sleep paralysis

I've experienced it three times. It is terrifying. Each episode only lasted two or three seconds but that was more than enough.