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by elview
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

Re: Coffee

Just for a laugh...we drink our coffee here at home with milk. We'll ask each other "Did you milk my coffee?" We're not farmers but we do live in a very rural county...lots of hogs, cows, corn, and beans!
by elview
Thu May 01, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Pardon?
Replies: 1
Views: 2933

Re: Pardon?

HAHAHA! I'm hearing impaired and am always telling people they must come around the corner, down the hall, or into the room before they talk to me. Now I know to be careful.
by elview
Thu May 01, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: A new word for me: presenteeism
Replies: 6
Views: 6396

Re: presenteeism

Presenteeism, to me, is being present without being able (or willing) to do the entire job. A coworker of mine said she tried to call in sick with a fever and was told to take some Tylenol and report for work. Usually our team tries to go in and cover shifts for a sick person but no one was availabl...
by elview
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name
Replies: 129
Views: 85322

Re: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

HAHAHA Bob, slang terms for all kinds of things in other countries are fun to learn. When I was in college taking French, I wrote a skit about a girl with car trouble and one of the lines was about a man who stopped to help and he "looked under the bonnet", what we'd call the hood in the USA. The na...
by elview
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name
Replies: 129
Views: 85322

Re: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

Oh, yes, Anthony Weiner and his sexting got a lot of laughs from this household!
by elview
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: anachronisms
Replies: 29
Views: 13502

Re: anachronisms

Good catch Ken!
by elview
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Favorite Cartoons
Replies: 12
Views: 26948

Re: Favorite Cartoons

Yes! Fantasia is one of the best ever - and done all by hand in the era before computer graphics! I used to watch some kids shows with one of my clients ahd she liked to watch a semi-cartoon called The Wonder Pets. I really enjoyed the style of animation and the simple storylines. I also enjoy some ...
by elview
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: anachronisms
Replies: 29
Views: 13502

Re: anachronisms

aaa Mary (a.k.a. elview), An anachronism is a something that is chronologically out of order. If the show was placed in 1870-75 and the music wasn’t written until 1888 then the music is out of place in time and is an anachronism or is anachronistic. But anachronisms can also go the other way, an ex...
by elview
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: anachronisms
Replies: 29
Views: 13502

Re: anachronisms

This is not from a novel, and it's from a LONG time ago, when "Little House on the Prairie" was on TV. I believe the series was set in post-Civil War Wisconsin, 1870-75 or so. The year was probably kept vague to give the writers leeway. In one scene toward the end of the series, the actors are danci...
by elview
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: CAST ON (nautically)
Replies: 3
Views: 1881

Re: CAST ON (nautically)

I've been a hobby sailor in the US since the age of 10 and was never taught "cast on".
by elview
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: panty raid
Replies: 17
Views: 7027

Re: panty raid

Wizard of Oz wrote:.. upper case would have made the point more strongly ..

WoZ who is a case
but I love to play with html formatting, and I've been SO GOOD about avoiding it on this forum!
by elview
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: panty raid
Replies: 17
Views: 7027

Re: panty raid

No suffrage for Kings and Queens???
Is this still the case?
by elview
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: panty raid
Replies: 17
Views: 7027

Re: panty raid

Here I sit almost 40 years later, just shaking my head. Is it too late to plead with you not to throw yourself in front of the a King's horse? I feel sure some compromise solution must be possible. What does that mean, to throw myself in front of a King's horse? Is it like throwing myself on his me...
by elview
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: panty raid
Replies: 17
Views: 7027

Re: panty raid

Wizard of Oz wrote:.. way to go El !!!! .. did you ever get your pantyhose back ?? ..

WoZ trying to open his dorm door
We were never caught. Short people are fast and devious.
by elview
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: panty raid
Replies: 17
Views: 7027

Re: panty raid

Edwin F Ashworth wrote:I'm just about to carry out a pantry raid.
That's about my speed these days.