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by dalehileman
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: GHOTI
Replies: 6
Views: 4133

Re: GHOTI

It is pronounced "fosh", meaning Fall on Outstretched Hand, as all Rob's threads have always done

http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.a ... OSH&p=dict

...much as "Esquimeaux" is pronounced "Eskimo"
by dalehileman
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: damned if you do, damned if you don't
Replies: 7
Views: 9794

Re: damned if you do, damned if you don't

By sheer coincidence here's an applicable thread from IIDB http://iidb.infidels.org/vbb/showthread.php?p=5298554#post5298554 Thus an underwhelming guilt when the Establishment brands me a potentil alcoholic and yet the chief and most exquisite and valued diversion of my latterday life is when my two...
by dalehileman
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: True confessions
Replies: 2
Views: 2936

Re: True confessions

Erik: Good one

I have to confess however tht I didn't get it at first
by dalehileman
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: a pope Bushism (or Bush’s popeism)
Replies: 6
Views: 6116

Re: a pope Bushism (or Bush’s popeism)

"There's not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me"--GWB
by dalehileman
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The Ten Commandments for Amateur Astronomers
Replies: 3
Views: 3889

Re: The Ten Commandments for Amateur Astronomers

11. Yet shalt thou not leave it out overnight for fear of rian
by dalehileman
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The Ten Commandments for Amateur Astronomers
Replies: 3
Views: 3889

Re: The Ten Commandments for Amateur Astronomers

Phil: Speaking of never raining but pouring, I haven't yet figured out how to delete a post. When I do it manually I get this message

Your message contains too few characters.


Of course it does as I had deleted it
by dalehileman
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: "Free" publishing services
Replies: 13
Views: 8382

Re: "Free" publishing services

Tony why thank you as I need a little support from time to time in this hotbed of mutual recrimination we call the Internet. If you don't mind opening an attachment I'd be happy to forward my lifeswoirk for your perusal. I am dalehileman@verizon.net
by dalehileman
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Taking a rare walk in the blazing sun
Replies: 1
Views: 3571

Taking a rare walk in the blazing sun

Turned this up deleting old email dewlap (DOO-lap, DYOO-lap) noun A loose fold of skin hanging under the neck of an animal such as cow, rooster, lizard, etc. On birds, this appendage is also known as a wattle. Living in the Mojave I would have pictured the lost and dehydrated desert hiker having emp...
by dalehileman
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: "Free" publishing services
Replies: 13
Views: 8382

Re: "Free" publishing services

Tony, herewith the first two paragraphs which may give provide insight. Val is short for my pseudo, Valley G. Fellow My name is Val. My wife’s name is Love, and we have two grown boys I call Son 1 and Son 2. I am an old fart and I need to tell you all the things I wish my dad had told me and which I...
by dalehileman
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: "Free" publishing services
Replies: 13
Views: 8382

Re: "Free" publishing services

gd: But I couldn't find a "Contact us" link, suggesting they don't want to hear from us Shelly: You're right, there isn't any more. In the 20th century the publisher paid the writer, it was called royalties. But now the writer pays the publisher. Of course it's because the pubs are swamped by potent...
by dalehileman
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: "Free" publishing services
Replies: 13
Views: 8382

"Free" publishing services

I have written a book of 77,000 words entirely in one syllable (except for the footnotes) purporting to explain the Universe to the young man. A number of new services such as Helium, ThisisByUs, and Associated Content offer to publish your book (1) Is any of these services entirely free or is there...
by dalehileman
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: On the raw
Replies: 7
Views: 4143

Re: On the raw

As a very old Leftpond fogey I had never heard the expr nor did I have any luck Googling it. What was the context
by dalehileman
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Lands!
Replies: 9
Views: 5269

Re: Lands!

We also say "land sakes alive"
by dalehileman
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "Narrated" acceptable for audio books?
Replies: 71
Views: 24894

Re: "Narrated" acceptable for audio books?

I still maintain "transcribe" might work

http://onelook.com/?w=Transcription+&ls=a

While I disagree with Phil that only an engineer can be said to record. To cause to be recorded is still to record

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=record&r=66
by dalehileman
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: global warming
Replies: 43
Views: 19867

Re: global warming

hs: Yes but coal fallout is temporary whereas nuclear waste is lethal for 250,000 years and meantime is susceptible to dispersion by accident, terrorism, and natural disaster