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by Edwin Ashworth
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: preach to the converted / preach to the choir / play to the
Replies: 6
Views: 3277

preach to the converted / preach to the choir / play to the

Mustn't complain, thanks, Che. (Or my wife will belt me.)
I still tend to bridle when I see some of the policies those who make decisions on my behalf come up with - hopefully more preaching will convert my world-view to seeing lasting realities in sharper relief than immediate muck-heaps.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Appearing to be conspirators when not conspirators
Replies: 9
Views: 4475

Appearing to be conspirators when not conspirators

It never rains but it pours. But then it does have four pairs of pants.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: preach to the converted / preach to the choir / play to the
Replies: 6
Views: 3277

preach to the converted / preach to the choir / play to the

I'm trying to think of the other set of elected politicians.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sing before breakfast, cry before night
Replies: 15
Views: 8867

Sing before breakfast, cry before night

On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 5905

round robin / hung vs. hanged

Wasn't it Drake who sung the King of Spain's beard?
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]
Replies: 15
Views: 12795

Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]

I'd lived there for three months before I realised why it rained in so much.
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 5905

round robin / hung vs. hanged

In Spain, of course, the condemned person's neck was wringed.
by Edwin Ashworth
Thu May 31, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: insertion of word(s) between syllables of another
Replies: 29
Views: 10803

insertion of word(s) between syllables of another

. . . especially on a hairpin bend.
by Edwin Ashworth
Wed May 30, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]
Replies: 15
Views: 12795

Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]

There's a lovely short walk in the Peak District of Derbyshire from a B-Road up to a rocky plateau and a separate monolith known as "Robin Hood's Stride". He must have been a giant to be able to leap the gap between the two mini-pinnacles. Mind you, he must have lived an awfully long time too to hav...
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue May 29, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Another walking-into-a-bar story
Replies: 7
Views: 3025

Another walking-into-a-bar story

Isn't the English (ha!) Government banning joking in bars from next month?
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue May 29, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The top 15 biblical ways to acquire a wife
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

The top 15 biblical ways to acquire a wife

I remember my favourite preacher putting in a word of encouragement for those who couldn't see the attraction of staying single for a while: "So Solomon had seven hundred wives. Seven hundred!
"Just think of all those mothers-in-law!"
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue May 29, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: *gry / 3 words
Replies: 7
Views: 5779

*gry / 3 words

Ah, Rickety and Rackety. Edwin Ashworth [h]Posted - 31 Jul 2007 : 08:06:00[/h] Buggry. Erik_Kowal [h]Posted - 31 Jul 2007 : 12:45:45[/h]Annagry, Badagry, Cogry, Gagry, Wigry and Zygry are placenames. and there is also a Lake Wigry. Kingry and Pingry are surnames. Aggry pertains to agriculture Onegry...
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue May 29, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: This one had me puzzled for quite a while!
Replies: 32
Views: 10179

This one had me puzzled for quite a while!

" 'Unfairly Dismissed Iron-worker' Claims he was advised to Leave Barrow in Furnace on Health Grounds"
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue May 29, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Oh Honestly!
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Oh Honestly!

They should give lessons on scamming in the classroom. The teachers might learn a thing or two.
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue May 29, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: *gry / 3 words
Replies: 7
Views: 5779

*gry / 3 words

It's how you tell them.
Whoever they are.