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by Edwin F Ashworth
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Linguistic fun
Replies: 8
Views: 4784

Re: Linguistic fun

I would wish to think of nothing horrendouser.
Does Nelson's Colon have a capital?
by Edwin F Ashworth
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Read versus read!
Replies: 4
Views: 2875

Re: Read versus read!

"I can read readin' but I can't read writin'." (Popeye the Sailor-man.)
by Edwin F Ashworth
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dolphin speaks to whale ??
Replies: 12
Views: 5566

Re: Dolphin speaks to whale ??

I'm fairly sure it wasn't a troupe of Marxist flunkeys.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Stream of Consciousness?
Replies: 47
Views: 10084

Re: Stream of Consciousness?

Stream of consciousness.

Water on the brain?
by Edwin F Ashworth
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gift of [the] gab (Forum ed.)
Replies: 19
Views: 7839

Re: gift of [the] gab (Forum ed.)

British labourers probably don't mind being considered non-u. Catherine and I passed a warehouse called the "Parts Center" today. Near the centre of Crewe. Another memory this brings back is of a chat with a rail-fan I met years ago - he was really into the US rail-scene, having spent quite a few ye...
by Edwin F Ashworth
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: screw
Replies: 9
Views: 6145

Re: screw

I'm still wondering whether Jim's box is the famous one fifteen men once tap-danced - or whatever - on.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a cluster or a bunch of grapes?
Replies: 18
Views: 23948

Re: a cluster or a bunch of grapes?

It's surprising that there was such a flap two elections ago. Chads provide a window of opportunity for all those who can't spell "X".
And no matter what Florida tries to do to boost its liquor sales, the name "Moonshine State" has already been grabbed.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dolphin speaks to whale ??
Replies: 12
Views: 5566

Re: Dolphin speaks to whale ??

Sadly, Kanzi has joined a group of Trappist Monkeys.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: screw
Replies: 9
Views: 6145

Re: screw

You'll have to brace yourself and put the bit between your teeth.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a cluster or a bunch of grapes?
Replies: 18
Views: 23948

Re: a cluster or a bunch of grapes?

That'll be a hanging of chads.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Political rhetoric of "politics" and the "political"
Replies: 10
Views: 3153

Re: Political rhetoric of

Brent (No Karma available) Says:

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2005/07/banned_terms.html

July 7th, 2005 at 8:21 pm
Anyway….Isn’t political correctness a contradiction in terms?

I was sure someone must have beaten me to it.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: a cluster or a bunch of grapes?
Replies: 18
Views: 23948

Re: a cluster or a bunch of grapes?

We're almost certainly heading towards Cluster's last stand.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Name of the Greek who said something about toxin related to dosage?
Replies: 3
Views: 2609

Re: Name of the Greek who said something about toxin related to dosage?

I seem to remember mentioning this quote before, but I can't find it in a search. At the time of a drugs scare or review of one, several years ago - I think it was when the previously taboo thalidomide was being suggested as a valuable resource if used within strict controls - a doctor answered a do...
by Edwin F Ashworth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Gay 90's
Replies: 31
Views: 11775

Re: The Gay 90's

Kids' perception of the meaning of "No!" never changes.
by Edwin F Ashworth
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Cute
Replies: 19
Views: 5144

Re: Cute

'Pendicitis isn't cute.