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by BonnieL
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neck
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Neck

And wattle. Sigh. One of the drawbacks to being older & losing weight. Aka turkey neck.
by BonnieL
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neck
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Neck

Double chin.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Feedback

Feedback as a plural is not normal. At least I've never seen it that way.
by BonnieL
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cakewalk
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Cakewalk

Thanks, Bob, for the link. In the 60s a cake walk was just the simple game that Trolley described. I was an adult before I found out it's origins & this is the first time I've seen it.
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bugger
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Bugger

Those of us who are Terry Pratchett fans got quite an education in the use of "bugger." I don't use the word, but an aunt named her funny little dog Bugger. For her, it was a term of endearment.
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A few shades
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: A few shades

Bobinwales wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:12 pm
As expected
And as hoped for - at least in this American family! :D
by BonnieL
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A few shades
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: A few shades

Too white.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: Miles

I don't fly, but I think that's bonus miles - a credit for free travel.
by BonnieL
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Cover it with a laugh
Replies: 3
Views: 2019

Re: Cover it with a laugh

Is that Ed Sullivan? Can't help with "on the low" except to guess, & I might guess wrong. But the 2nd part I know. When someone makes a racist or other insulting remark & you get angry, he will often laugh & say something like, "I'm joking!", or worse, "Can't you take a joke?" I hate those people. :...
by BonnieL
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Linger
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

Re: Linger

Linger sounds romantic - are you proposing? :D
by BonnieL
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Food
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Food

I like the phrase "gone south" - said especially of food that's been in the fridge long enough to turn into a science experiment.
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Make no bones about it
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Make no bones about it

I used this expression last night & immediately wondered: where the heck did that come from? I did a search & the best 2 sites that came up were https://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bon1.htm and https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2007/03/make-no-bones-about-it.html. I'm going with the "lost in the m...
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A hustle
Replies: 6
Views: 2986

Re: A hustle

Hustle usually means to hurry up. It can also mean a job. "Side hustle," meaning a 2nd job of some sort, is pretty common here.
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A deceased fish
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Re: A deceased fish

However, she is using a flyswatter -- an instrument of death -- to fake the fish's aliveness, a state that for some reason she had never photographed when the fish was actually alive. That's a small fish net, not a flyswatter. When we had goldfish - decades ago - we used the net for moving the fish...
by BonnieL
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A deceased fish
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Re: A deceased fish

trolley wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:16 pm
"Tbt" means "Throw Back Thursday" and is used when someone posts an old photo of themselves or an event that happened to them in the past (often from their childhood).
Thanks. I didn't know what it meant & Google told me it was Truth Be Told. Google lied. :shock: