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by BonnieL
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bars at a border
Replies: 6
Views: 4763

Re: Bars at a border

It just occurred to me that "skookum" is probably not an adjective that folks outside my neck of the woods are familiar with. Bonnie, are you familiar with that word, down there? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skookum It's not a word that's on everyone's lips, but it is used. I have a favorite recip...
by BonnieL
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Sand?
Replies: 5
Views: 5627

Re: Sand?

It goes way back. Here's one explanation: https://www.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuesti ... _sea_land/

The writer left out the Latin sabulum, from the Greek.

This has a longer list: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sand
by BonnieL
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Kitchen thing
Replies: 4
Views: 4784

Re: Kitchen thing

Pot holders.
by BonnieL
Fri May 29, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Car payment is due
Replies: 5
Views: 4470

Re: Car payment is due

I don't think that's a ring - it's a green arrow. So maybe something on the the original image to move to a different picture?
by BonnieL
Wed May 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Go for
Replies: 6
Views: 5044

Re: Go for

#3. To achieve a bond.
by BonnieL
Sat May 23, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Authenticity
Replies: 3
Views: 3890

Re: Authenticity

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...
by BonnieL
Fri May 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Do the roll call
Replies: 5
Views: 4391

Re: Do the roll call

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.
by BonnieL
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Highest tree
Replies: 3
Views: 3805

Re: Highest tree

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?
by BonnieL
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Across the desk
Replies: 6
Views: 6510

Re: Across the desk

How about "she has her head down."
by BonnieL
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: It gets the lungs
Replies: 7
Views: 11961

Re: It gets the lungs

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.
by BonnieL
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: House
Replies: 4
Views: 9600

Re: House

They look like apartments to me. But I live in a very small town with nothing higher than 2 stories - except the grain elevator. :D
by BonnieL
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 13
Views: 19846

Re: J S Bach

Shelley wrote: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 pm Aaah, Bach . . .

-- Radar O'Reilly
Thank you! This is often what comes to mind first when I hear Bach's name or music. :D
by BonnieL
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Bob
Replies: 4
Views: 10213

Re: Bob

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...
by BonnieL
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Passes by without touching
Replies: 4
Views: 9943

Re: Passes by without touching

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...
by BonnieL
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Virus device
Replies: 5
Views: 9971

Re: Virus device

Since they're checking for fever my guess is it's a thermometer. Looks kind of dystopian to me! :shock: