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by BonnieL
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Baby
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Baby

It would imply that the baby was a big one. Tho from my own experience I would say that babies of any size are difficult!
by BonnieL
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pencil trash
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Pencil trash

Pencil shavings.
by BonnieL
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Hard pass
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Hard pass

I've never heard it. I suspect that not only is it new, but that it's used primarily by young people.
by BonnieL
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fetch
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Fetch

I remembered another use of "fetch" yesterday. I was telling my daughter that her dad slipped on the ice & "fetched up" next to an old cast iron sink. Fortunately he didn't hit his head and injuries were minor.

Even as I said it I thought it sounded old fashioned. Is it?
by BonnieL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Fetch
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Fetch

Erik_Kowal wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:22 pm It may go back a long way, but "fetch" is alive and well in modern English.
But I'm thinking it's used most often when telling a dog to fetch a stick or ball.
by BonnieL
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: couple months!
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Re: couple months!

Your preferred usage is standard British English, Ken. However, my impression from having both lived in the States and still reading articles written by Americans is that the "couple months" formulation is steadily gaining ground in the USA and may now even be the norm. Not this American. I would h...
by BonnieL
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: not going to let
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

Re: not going to let

A & D are OK.

B, C, & E make no sense.
by BonnieL
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Run a red light
Replies: 5
Views: 4209

Re: Run a red light

For me, I would probably drive up the road a little, then stop and light up a pipe and think of all the things I should have said... Me too - except for the pipe. I have had 2 memorable experiences of having to dodge idiots who ran red lights. I remember being so surprised that I was a better drive...
by BonnieL
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Absent-minded
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Re: Absent-minded

I've been saying that I have an excellent forgettery for years - when I can remember the word. :shock:

Don't know where I first heard it. Also Age Activated Noun Deficiency Disorder (AANDD). Good joke because I'm not sure I'm remembering it correctly!
by BonnieL
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A Cowboy Tail
Replies: 1
Views: 2270

Re: A Cowboy Tail

Nitpicking here - it's spelled "dogie."
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hot Mess
Replies: 1
Views: 5047

Re: Hot Mess

I wonder if hot mess & dumpster fire are related.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: 10th grade
Replies: 5
Views: 5071

Re: 10th grade

How about this: Tom only finished the 9th grade, but he went on to start his own business and made a lot of money.
by BonnieL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: thanking my teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 4109

Re: thanking my teachers

The first one is fine - short & to the point.
by BonnieL
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Millions
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Re: Millions

Steven - if Trump is your fault you've got a lot to answer for!

The US is such a hot mess right now we've got to blame someone besides ourselves. :shock:
by BonnieL
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Millions
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Re: Millions

Our VP is Mike Pence - his wife is Karen. Pompeo is Secretary of State - his wife is Susan.