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by Wizard of Oz
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Watches
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Watches

Steve the one thing I would add to trolley's answer is in regard to the second watch. In Aus this would be referred to as a sports watch due to the multiple functions available, viz stopwatch, countdown, multiple time zone, deep waterproof etc. As an aside this is the exact watch I had when I used t...
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Mouse

Ah Phil it came to pass that I was accepted into the Macaque family. The first time the female reached through the bars to touch my beard I nearly had a heart attack. But when I moved back she began fleaing me. This did not go down well with the Alpha male who really turned it on with a major displa...
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Bottle

Whole bunch with natural yeast and basket pressed? Imported no less from Burgundy, Otago, Tasmania and even Oregon. Spare nothing Bob to get the very best fruit juice.

WoZ who dribbles in fruit juice too
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Negative
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Negative

But definitely an American term. Aussies tend to use the old fashioned "no". Me? I might reply, "Does the word no have any meaning for you?" or "The word no springs to mind."

WoZ being negativised
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Brochures
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Brochures

Geez Bob in my day a chugger was a bloke who could put away his beer fast.

WoZ who's been known to chug-a-lug
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Under a rock
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Under a rock

Steve I think that is one of the most inventive sentences you have ever constructed. You are really getting a handle on this english language thing. Well done mate.

WoZ crawling out from under his warm rock
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Bottle

Steve, you have to realise that Bob is still on the bottle.

WoZ with a long neck
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Saw-tooth axles
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: Saw-tooth axles

Steve, gidday mate, to get into the mood I suggest you go and listen to Gene Autry , a famous cowboy, sing his hit I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle. A classic.

WoZ moseying along
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Round thing hair
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Round thing hair

Rollers came in a large variety of sizes depending what effect was desired; from a gentle wave to a tight curl. They made great things to build toy forts with and knock over with marbles. My sister did lose it a bit when upon her return home she found that our pet cocker spaniel was in the process o...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Mouse
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Mouse

One of my jobs when working my way through Uni was as "The Keeper of the Lab Rats." The Psychology Faculty had a very large mischief, I prefer a gnaw, of rats, both white and saddleback. I fed them, cleaned their boxes, recorded the births, counted the offspring and took baby rats into the library t...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Italian Chef
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Italian Chef

You're a Welsh chef Bob.

When the Welsh chef died all his mates faggot to go because they were on a pub cawl.

WoZ on the pub cawl.
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: The new style Clubhouse and site
Replies: 21
Views: 12800

Re: The new style Clubhouse and site

Phil how do I change my avatar to one i have saved. I have resized it down to 8KB and 47x30 pixels but it won't load. HELP!!

WoZ in a tizz
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: The new style Clubhouse and site
Replies: 21
Views: 12800

Re: The new style Clubhouse and site

Phil would you please turn the new Clubhouse up the right way as I cannot stand on my head all the time. We Southlanders often need this consideration. Looks good, even upside down.

WoZ with a pillow for his headstand.

PS Going to find an avatar
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: On tap
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: On tap

Steve in Aus we widen the use of this idiom as in the following,

A. Where Are you going?
B. To the beach.
A. Why?
B. To see Mary. She's always on tap for the boys.

WoZ on tap for the girls
by Wizard of Oz
Mon May 22, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Anzac Day
Replies: 8
Views: 4727

Re: Anzac Day

Trolley that is a shame. I can totally agree with your Father. It is terrific here to see the family heritage continued in families where a number of generations have been in the military. I think if they tried to stop it here then they would be ignored. Bob in your robes and medals who would dare a...