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by dalehileman
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Even if it's wrong
Replies: 3
Views: 3944

Even if it's wrong

The right wing pursues its narrow goals at all cost. In the case of global warning, for instance, it's the immediate-profit motive I'm reminded of the cartoon where two panicky canoeists who have lost their paddle drift toward the head of a waterfall when one of them says, "Let's do something , even...
by dalehileman
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Writing tips
Replies: 11
Views: 7606

Re: Writing tips

In order to avoid superfluous verbiage, me, I believe that such an expression, "It's my opinion that...", "I believe that...", etc, is unnecessary because it's my opinion that it goes without saying that if you didn't believe it I think you wouldn't say it
by dalehileman
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: patient
Replies: 12
Views: 5923

Re: patient

Bob I felt you were being ignored. But if this doesn't work maybe it will give you an idea

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pa ... gle+Search
by dalehileman
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "Narrated" acceptable for audio books?
Replies: 71
Views: 24890

Re: "Narrated" acceptable for audio books?

Then how about "record"

verb: register electronically (Example: "They recorded her singing")
verb: make a record of; set down in permanent form
by dalehileman
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: you have a lot of gall- or is it gaul?
Replies: 12
Views: 47808

Re: you have a lot of gall- or is it gaul?

This might not help much but it might give you an idea

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugg ... afe=images
by dalehileman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Speed reading revisited once more...
Replies: 0
Views: 3398

Speed reading revisited once more...

...in this age when we're bombarded by the media. For instance every time I set aside a "How Stuff Works" in a folder I had created for their storage, I think, "I've just got to go back and read this one." So far I've accumulated nearly 100 I had broached the subject before and received many interes...
by dalehileman
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gift of [the] gab (Forum ed.)
Replies: 19
Views: 11132

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

In British English, the usual form of the idiom is "the gift of the gab".--Erik

Interesting, as in my 78 years as an erstwhile Leftpond writer I had never once heard the expr in that form
by dalehileman
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: global warming
Replies: 43
Views: 19867

Re: global warming

hs: While I realize that in the short run nuclear has been shown to be better than coal, the problem of accumulating waste will eventually change all that. In just a few generations those of us who survive will be born with twelve fingers and will glow in the dark
by dalehileman
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: karuna
Replies: 2
Views: 2902

Re: karuna

Better with lime but a bit too dry for me. Anyone wishing to discuss the Brew, I am dalehileman@verizon.net and evidently don't care who knows it
by dalehileman
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: karuna
Replies: 2
Views: 2902

karuna

karuna (KUH-roo-na) noun Loving compassion. [From Sanskrit karuna (compassion).] "Once we experience and feel this inter-dependence of all living beings, we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill another... From another site where one of the recent threads had to do with treatment of animal...
by dalehileman
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: make out
Replies: 18
Views: 8023

Re: make out

Hi Phil, in Leftpond "petting" has meant heavy necking and groping for as long as I can remember, and I'm really old
by dalehileman
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: New Google format
Replies: 1
Views: 3421

New Google format

Has anyone been to Advanced Search lately? They've made changes but evidently not all to the good. For instance, you are now limited to only three OR entries Incidentally taking this opportunity to express most heartfelt thanks to Phil for all his work. For what it's worth, which however isn't very ...
by dalehileman
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Learning English
Replies: 5
Views: 4734

Re: Learning English

Bob I had hoped you might miss me