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by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The Sibyls
Replies: 0
Views: 10908

The Sibyls

The Sibyls were oracular women believed to possess prophetic powers in ancient Greece. The earliest Sibyls, who admittedly are known only through legend, prophesied at certain holy sites under the divine influence of a deity, the first being at Delphi. The Sibyl held her rites when people came to co...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Knee-deep
Replies: 3
Views: 7890

Re: Knee-deep

I wouldn't say that it is an idiom, but that is no reason to stop using it. It is quite clever.
by Bobinwales
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Limerick-rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 13603

Re: Limerick-rolling

There was a man from Japan
Whose limericks never would scan
When they told him so
He said "Yes I Know!
But I try to get as many words into the very last line as I can."
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Words that young men use to call each other
Replies: 7
Views: 9571

Re: Words that young men use to call each other

I don't know of a connection anywhere John. As far as I am aware, "butty" is just a word. In my particular part of Wales we have "mush" as well. It is not as cosy as butty. You could meet someone in a pub and say, "Hello mush. I haven't seen you for a while". But, "Who do you think you are talking t...
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Limerick-rolling
Replies: 6
Views: 13603

Re: Limerick-rolling

That is brilliant.
by Bobinwales
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Words that young men use to call each other
Replies: 7
Views: 9571

Re: Words that young men use to call each other

We have an interesting on in South Wales, but I understand that it can be found elsewhere in the UK, and that is "Butty". Originally your butty was someone you worked with underground as a miner, but it is now used as "friend", or "buddy" I suppose.
by Bobinwales
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Waist
Replies: 4
Views: 7957

Re: Waist

I would call it unnecessary!
Read my catchphrase below. :D
by Bobinwales
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambolic (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 12790

Re: shambolic

Please accept my best wishes for the New Year to all the Wizards.

I cannot remember a time when "shambolic" was not in my vocabulary, it was especially useful when I became involved in politics.
by Bobinwales
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The current weather
Replies: 11
Views: 12554

Re: The current weather

I took this picture in the village where I live in 2010. It does snow, sometimes.
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by Bobinwales
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria
Replies: 3
Views: 8811

Re: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria

I once had a friend who used to say, "I never drink water because I know what fish do in it".
by Bobinwales
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 11964

Re: Happy Christmas!

Diolch yn fawr, a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i chi.
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: United Kingdom (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 10137

Re: United Kingdom (UK)

As Wales is not on the Union Flag it could be an opportunity to change the blue to black.
Until Wales joins Scotland and leaves the Union and Northern Ireland joins Eire of course.
Then, Merseyside and Yorkshire will be looking to do similar...
by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 11964

Re: Happy Christmas!

We Celts get things fairly close.
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by Bobinwales
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: It's December
Replies: 1
Views: 7089

It's December

A bloke in the pub told me that Father Christmas was thinking of getting extra help to pull his sleigh, Rudolph and Orloff the other reindeer, but decided against it because it would be two deer.
by Bobinwales
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 11964

Re: Happy Christmas!

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.