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by BonnieL
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The Redeemer
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: The Redeemer

Christ is from a Greek word meaning "anointed," To be anointed means to be chosen or appointed.
by BonnieL
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Coming through
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Coming through

I usually say "I'm behind you!"

I wish my husband could be more specific. When I'm driving he'll see something - or thinks he does - and yells, "Watch out!" Not at all helpful. :(
by BonnieL
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A seasonal job
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: A seasonal job

I've had several part-time jobs. When I was a kid I picked berries in the summer, when I got old enough I babysat. As an adult I've done health checks for a life insurance company, housekeeping, taking care of a handicapped lady, childcare for a mom's group, writing for a local newspaper, made & sol...
by BonnieL
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a touch of seersucker with...
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: a touch of seersucker with...

I didn't even notice the link to song lyrics. Many songs don't make grammatical sense - which includes some of my favorites. :D
by BonnieL
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a touch of seersucker with...
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: a touch of seersucker with...

"Gonna" is too casual unless it's a part of a conversation.

How would you have a "touch" of seersucker? Seersucker is used for a whole garment, blouse or dress, not just an accent. At least I've never seen it that way.
by BonnieL
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: boulter
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: boulter

I've only seen the word (bolt/bolting/bolted) without the 'u'. The 'u' spelling would be the British one, right?
by BonnieL
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Shoot
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Shoot

At that level of annoyance it's a toss-up between shoot & fudge. On occasion I'll say "heavens to Betsy". As the annoyance level pushes up into anger, my language gets saltier.
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Sleep paralysis
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Sleep paralysis

I've experienced it twice & it is indeed terrifying! And that's even with knowing what it was as I had read about it. The 2nd time I thought I was dying - I had twisted around in my sleep & was cutting off my air by lying with my arm under me pressing on my throat. Thank goodness I've not had that h...
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A bottle of wine
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: A bottle of wine

Thanks, Bob, for the explanation - those of who don't live there often have difficulty keeping the terms straight.

One more question - does Britain refer to England or the UK as a whole?
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Coffin
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Coffin

Unfortunately, my memory isn't that good!
by BonnieL
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Coffin
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Coffin

I hope it relates to the shape and not to the idea of a container filled with meat :o It refers to the pie crust that holds the contents, which could be meat, fish, or vegetables. The shape doesn't matter. This is one of the rare times I actually know about the subject. I like to read about food hi...
by BonnieL
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I might be dead
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: I might be dead

I don't care for "if" at the beginning of the sentences - I much prefer shorter clear sentences. Such as:

"Had he not helped me, I might (or could) have died."
by BonnieL
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Zodiac
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Zodiac

Not in English. You'd have to explain it as you did here. More people would understand if you said he was 12 years younger. Then if you want to teach the person you're talking with, you could add the business about the zodiac. Teaching is good thing. Today I learned that the zodiac can be used for c...
by BonnieL
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A torch
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: A torch

If this picture is from the Charlottesville white-supremacist neo-Nazi rally, I really hope those SOBs & others like them die out. :x
by BonnieL
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Distemper
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: Distemper

Thanks Tony! I went back & checked the description of the building - an old brick building! So your description of distemper to cover rough concrete has helped me make sense of Shute's description. He uses distemper in other books - I'm thinking of A Town Like Alice - so now I'll know what he's talk...