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by BonnieL
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Run a red light
Replies: 5
Views: 240

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: 449

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: 755

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: 1987

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: 1864

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: 1544

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: 1993

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: 1993

Re: Millions

Our VP is Mike Pence - his wife is Karen. Pompeo is Secretary of State - his wife is Susan.
by BonnieL
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: LIDS
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: LIDS

trolley wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:27 pm I guess it's like "putting a lid" on something:
https://politicaldictionary.com/words/lid/
Thanks! I never would have figured that one out.
by BonnieL
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: LIDS
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: LIDS

A lid is also an ounce of marijuana. Don't think that applies to the quote, tho.
by BonnieL
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neck
Replies: 6
Views: 2692

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: 2692

Re: Neck

Double chin.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 2949

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: 2927

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: 4181

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.