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by Bobinwales
Wed May 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: analphyxia
Replies: 2
Views: 2781

Re: analphyxia

That sounds sensible to me.
by Bobinwales
Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pew
Replies: 11
Views: 3634

Re: Pew

Thank you Eric, I will try that.
by Bobinwales
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pew
Replies: 11
Views: 3634

Re: Pew

I wish I could see the link John, but we in Europe are prohibited.
by Bobinwales
Thu May 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as was ordered
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: as was ordered

Well, yes, but a native speaker would not say that.
I would be more inclined to:
"I don't have the big blue box that I ordered, but I do have a big red one".
by Bobinwales
Wed May 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pew
Replies: 11
Views: 3634

Re: Pew

What is this "pub" of which you speak?
Is it something pre-covid?
by Bobinwales
Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Swimming pools
Replies: 4
Views: 2617

Re: Swimming pools

Is it correct to say “I like swimming in swimming pools which there is so much water and the water spills out of the banks.”?

No Steven it is not correct. "I like swimming in swimming pools that have so much water that it spills over the sides", would be better.
by Bobinwales
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Facilities
Replies: 1
Views: 2915

Facilities

Does anyone know a word for lavatory which is NOT a euphemism now, or didn't start life as one?
by Bobinwales
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Toilet product
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: Toilet product

I have always called them, "A waste of money".
by Bobinwales
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Translations
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Translations

A friend of mine in Spain and makes a living translating Spanish and French. She received this email which proves beyond doubt that relying on machine translation is not wise. A sentiment with which I am sure that Erik and Phil wholeheartedly agree... even without seeing this little gem. Dear Sir/Ma...
by Bobinwales
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Ships
Replies: 4
Views: 3052

Re: Ships

I spent almost 30 years pf my working life in the Shipping industry, and I always quote the Chief Docks Foreman of Swansea Docks, Sid Osborne, when it comes to this argument. "A boat goes on the boat deck; a ship goes on the sea". (Except submarines of course!)
by Bobinwales
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bland
Replies: 3
Views: 2703

Re: Bland

Try drinking flour mixed with cold water. That flavour is bland... nothing. In other words, it has nothing going for it whatsoever apart from the fact that it is a liquid and will satisfy a thirst. Although it does it without giving pleasure. The pub sells beer, but there is no atmosphere in the pla...
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Agree politely
Replies: 2
Views: 2196

Re: Agree politely

All three look reasonable to me.
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Camping
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Re: Camping

According to Google, it is the Inceptional Ridges of Hawaii.
by Bobinwales
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a fascinating story
Replies: 1
Views: 2052

Re: a fascinating story

Neither 1 or 2 are saying what you think that they are saying.
The line you are looking for is surely, "That is too scary a story to read to a child".
The other version would be along the lines of...
"That's a scary story you can read to a child".
by Bobinwales
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Wedding
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Re: Wedding

I seem to remember people having a "quiet wedding" as opposed to a "white wedding". I have no idea if youngsters still use the terms.