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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: 1299

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: 1299

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: 1443

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: 2339

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...
by Wizard of Oz
Wed May 10, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chair and table
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: Chair and table

We call them student chairs. They may have the added "with tablet" but not always.

Tony "tablet" is a fairly old word and has the connotation of a writing slate. Think of the modern connection to Android tablets.

WoZ who takes tablets
by Wizard of Oz
Wed May 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: windfall
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Re: windfall

Have often heard it mistakenly pronounced as winfall. For me the essential ingredient of a windfall is its unexpected nature.

WoZ who has wind and falls
by Wizard of Oz
Wed May 10, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: agitprop
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: agitprop

I did Drama at University and in First Year we did units on agitprop theatre . This was mainly street theatre where impromptu performances of a political nature would be performed in public streets and parks and the like. The aim was to create agitation and spread propaganda. In groups we wrote some...
by Wizard of Oz
Wed May 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: No-one knows!
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: No-one knows!

I am a no-one kind of person.

WoZ from nowhere
by Wizard of Oz
Wed May 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Anzac Day
Replies: 8
Views: 2339

Re: Anzac Day

Thanks Bob. I did just that. Don't get up for the Dawn Service at 5:00am anymore. I do watch the march telecast and this year watched the service broadcast from France. Attendances at our Dawn Services is actually growing. Lots of children wearing Dad's medals.

WoZ who served
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Popsicle
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Popsicle

Steve in Aus we call them ice blocks and we don't use the funny thing to stop them dripping. Aussie kids don't give them time to drip. Hee hee hee

WoZ who is a licker
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Make certain that students are present
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Make certain that students are present

It's Roll Call in Aus.

WoZ who has called it
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Panini
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Panini

Agree Bob. I have never seen the word panino on an Australian menu and that includes at an Italian restaurant.

WoZ who loves them
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The whole thing built in a garden
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Re: The whole thing built in a garden

And in Aus we would follow suit and say the same thing.

WoZ paddling
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Flags
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Flags

Ok so I am late in responding, however, this sentence does not work for me, There is a flag stuck on top of each of the two hamburgers. The meaning of this to me is that the flag is stuck on with glue; it does not penetrate the burger. I would need to say, There is a flag stuck in the top of each of...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: ** Dating the Australian way
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Dating the Australian way

OK OK so it's open season on Aussies. I used to go out with a Welsh girl who had 36DDs. It was a ridiculously long name. (boom boom) A Welshmen and an Englishman were rounding up sheep when one of the ewes suddenly ran into a fence and got it's head stuck. The two men ran over to the fence and one o...