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by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Display
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: Display

Trolley yes I can see that and if it was a painting by Australian artist Del Katharine Barton I might agree as she often paints women with multiple mammaries. However in Mariah Carey's case I think she only has 2 albeit a bloody marvellous two.

WoZ on a boob search
by Wizard of Oz
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: IRISH TWINS
Replies: 4
Views: 6976

Re: IRISH TWINS

When I placed this idea on a facebook group I belong to one of the women suggested that she had Irish Quads. She gave birth to two sets of twins within 11 months. Joy oh bloody joy.

WoZ in pity her mode
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Container
Replies: 6
Views: 3686

Re: Container

Aussies would cal it a baking dish.

WoZ who enjoys baking in the sun
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Display
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: Display

Steve if you wanted to stick with your original sentence it only needs the addition of one little word >> "Mariah Carey displays pretty much all of her breasts." This is of course a subjective statement as what is a lot to you may only be a tease to me. In the picture you referenced I would be incli...
by Wizard of Oz
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: IRISH TWINS
Replies: 4
Views: 6976

Re: IRISH TWINS

Hi Donna. If you look around the definitions of Irish twins you will find it is an either/or kind of thing. Whilst what you say is correct, what trolley says is also true. The important thing is the time space between the births. When you think of it why should those children who are born in the fir...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: High heels
Replies: 5
Views: 2929

Re: High heels

That heel is a "stiletto heel". Some are even thinner than these.

WoZ in clogs
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Shadows of animals
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: Shadows of animals

We used "shadow play" with "play" in this case meaning how kids play around.

WoZ on the wall
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: George Lakoff explains Donald Trump's framing strategies
Replies: 2
Views: 7025

Re: George Lakoff explains Donald Trump's framing strategies

Name a politician who doesn't want exactly those things and I will show you a failed politician. World over it is the same. Some just do it better than others. Some just get to be President.


WoZ on electioneering
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Comfort
Replies: 0
Views: 5714

Comfort

Q: How do you get comforted by a grammarian?

A: There, their, they're.

Boom boom
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beard
Replies: 9
Views: 4330

Re: Beard

That was a great day Bob. Port Stephens in the background my Welsh brother.

WoZ the Welshman
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Have a good one
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

Re: Have a good one

This expression is used in Aus but with a slight difference. It is generally used when the person you are speaking to is going to do something specific. For example you may meet your mate on his way to golf. You have a short chat and then by way of parting you would say, "Have a good one." Do you se...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 3191

Re: Boat

Steve I had trouble with the general term speedboat . Speedboats are built for that, speed. They are generally used for racing or towing skiers. They have no accommodation for overnight stays. They can be used for low level fishing. The boat you referenced is regarded as a cruiser The 240 Sundancer ...
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Beard
Replies: 9
Views: 4330

Re: Beard

Steve if you are going to have a beard then don't be a woos. Try one of these. These are MEN's beards. I have had a beard for decades and my wife will never let me shave it off.

WoZ of the bearded brigade
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Two games
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Two games

Steve you probably know that Ferris Wheels come in all sizes. Kids love them.

WoZ who gets sick on a swing
by Wizard of Oz
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Here's how the English language could sound incredibly different in 50 years
Replies: 6
Views: 16213

Re: Here's how the English language could sound incredibly different in 50 years

How much funding did they get for that research, I wonder? "...the study [...] was in fact commissioned by British bank HSBC to complement the launch of a new voice print security feature." Methinks, in my cynical way, that the funding body has a very strong desire to find that regional differences...