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I suppose you could assume he's playing for the sheer joy of making music & not worrying if anyone else likes it. Tho that picture reminds me of the time I was in a similar situation, but with a lot more people around. We were all walking as far away from the musician as possible - not because he wa...
My mom would start with her 5 sisters before she got to me & my 2 sisters. I did worse - only 2 kids & on occasion would call one by the dog's name - along with my sisters' names. It doesn't help that both my kids have names starting with the K sound, as do both of my sisters & 1 niece.
I really hate the nasty turn our political system has taken. Who knows when to take the death threats seriously? But the "highest tree" phrase reminded me of the Roger Miller song, "Dang Me." Dang me, dang me They oughta take a rope and hang me High from the highest tree Woman, would you weep for me?
I read somewhere that the panic buying is a response to feeling one has no control. Buying a large amount of toilet paper is one way to feel in control, even if it isn't logical.
I've also heard 'Bub' - unless I'm mishearing 'Bud.' Don't think so as I'm very used to Bud - that was my dad's family-only nickname, short for Buddy. Never found out why - his sisters didn't have nicknames. Re the article: My opinion (tho no one asked!) is that people who get upset by what other pe...
- Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:41 am
- Forum: Usage and Writing
- Topic: Passes by without touching
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From vocabulary.com: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect Synonyms: barb, dig, gibe, shaft, shot, slam Types: cheap shot an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person Type of: comment, input, remark a statemen...
A lot of American restaurants have a Senior Menu - smaller servings, smaller price. The pigs in a blanket are sausages wrapped in pancakes. Which sounds really good at the moment - haven't had breakfast yet.
William Safire had a similar discussion about hell & heaven in "On Language." It's stuck in my memory for years because of the William Buckley quote - he said it should be uppercase because: "It's a place, like Scarsdale." Safire disagreed - he thought it depended on whether you meant the place - He...
We always said "here." Now that I'm an adult condemned to weekly conference calls, I answer "present" to make sure the supervisor hears me & my "here" doesn't get lost in random noise.