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by trolley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

Re: Who goes to hell - as far as those pious Bible Christians are concerned?

Personally, I suspect the number of telemarketers in Hell is greater than most people would suppose, and the number of incessant tuneless whistlers somewhat lower. and I somehow doubt there is a large parking lot full of abandoned hand-baskets despite how many people claim that to be their preferre...
by trolley
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Coronavirus machine
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Coronavirus machine

I'm not too sure what the machine is called, but the process is called fumigation. A chemical gas or fine mist is sprayed to control insects, bacteria, moulds, viruses, odours. Another common term is "fogging". I might call it a fumigation gun...and I'm sure most folks would know what I was talking ...
by trolley
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 7
Views: 17855

Re: Coronavirus

It's good to read you, Bob. Cheers and good luck.
by trolley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I was hit overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 2581

Re: I was hit overseas

Facebooker 1 is referring to being wounded in battle. He was "hit" means he was shot or struck by shrapnel and transferred to the Mercy. Wiki says the Mercy served in the Persian Gulf for six months in 90/91 during the first Gulf war.
by trolley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Clubhouse
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 7
Views: 17855

Re: Coronavirus

The cops broke up two large house parties, just chock-a-block with revellers, this past weekend in my town. It was a lovely weekend (weather-wise) and the beaches were full with folks socializing or playing volleyball. A reporter stopped three young girls strolling arm in arm down the promenade and ...
by trolley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: To be gone
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: To be gone

Exactly Steve, but it does seem to be an odd construction. You be more likely to hear "she has been gone..." rather than "she is gone..."
It may be a regional quirk, perhaps from New York. They seem to use that jumbled time thing..."I have been driving a car since I'm 16 years old!"
by trolley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It gets the lungs
Replies: 7
Views: 10063

Re: It gets the lungs

Sadly, there are plenty of arseholes potentially spreading in around in my province by refusing to follow some basic common-sense precautions.
by trolley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Charge way
Replies: 3
Views: 3748

Re: Charge way

That's probably not the guy you want to be learning from. It should be "time of need", not "tine of need". Although the store he refers to may well be "convenient", I suspect he really means "convenience store". As far as your original question, he may have just fallen asleep in mid-sentence or simp...
by trolley
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Across the desk
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: Across the desk

I can't see the picture...but your description conjures up some odd images.
by trolley
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: With its faults
Replies: 3
Views: 5634

Re: With its faults

...or even with its faults, we're lucky...
by trolley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bars of soap
Replies: 2
Views: 4997

Re: Bars of soap

Steve, Steve, Steve...Google "soap on a rope" and read the Wikipedia article explaining what it is. Now Google "dropping the soap in prison". Have a read and it should all become (painfully) clear.
by trolley
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: First gear
Replies: 2
Views: 5290

Re: First gear

It means that the other manufacturers are not as advanced as Tesla (with regards to electric cars). Think of "first gear" as a starting point or as moving forward quite slowly. Although electric vehicles have been around in some form or other since the late 1800s, Tesla was really the pioneer of the...
by trolley
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It gets the lungs
Replies: 7
Views: 10063

Re: It gets the lungs

I suppose the situation occurred as a result of all the "panic-buying" around COVID 19. The Facebooker is commenting that the virus attacks the lungs and not the digestive system so why is she stocking up on toilet tissue. I had the same thought as I was at Costco the other day and witnessed people ...
by trolley
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: was bruised as well
Replies: 1
Views: 6317

Re: was bruised as well

Those all work, for me. "Too", "also" and "as well" are connecting it to another injury...not (necessarily) to another bruise.
by trolley
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Apples
Replies: 5
Views: 8027

Re: Apples

They certainly look like apples on the outside but that new photo looks like the inside of a stone fruit (peach, plum, mango). Whatever they are, I don't think we grow them here...at least, not on a commercial scale.