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Profile: Peter O'Connor - Dundalk
User Name: Peter O'Connor - Dundalk
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Joined: Monday, October 20, 2014
Last Visit: Saturday, June 2, 2018 6:39:40 AM
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Topic: Up or Down
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2018 6:39:40 AM
As regards the table - either are applicable.
Strangely though we lived in Dundalk just a few miles from the occupied area and exactly between Belfast (my father's city) and Dublin (no connection whatsoever) we would talk about going "Up to Dublin" south of us, and down to Belfast which was northwards. Yet down-to has (for me) a warmer and friendlier feel!!
Topic: Massive 205-million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil discovered, 'one of the largest animals ever'
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 6:11:36 AM
I was down there 2 years ago - drats I missed this! Brick wall
Topic: do one's best
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 7:27:42 AM
It's simply a polite way of saying 'good luck'. Which some take offence to, as they have actually worked hard and don't need superstition to help them. One could equally say: 'I'll offer prayers and wishes'. Equally mindless rhetoric. Whistle
In the theatre one would say "Break a leg".
Topic: Cambridge Analytica Exposed !!!
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:07:49 AM
Thanks for this.
Topic: a lot of the old Victorian buildings
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:49:01 AM
Using the the in the sentence gives a sense of place. Without it, one gets a sense of time/history.
Topic: acronym
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:26:01 PM
Topic: Can I replace "he" with "his car"?
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 6:09:06 AM
Either is fine. I'd drop the 'high rate of speed' for a rate of speed or high speed or simply .. at speed.
Topic: Are native speakers concerned with stresses on words when speaking?
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:20:48 AM
We in Ireland literally pull our hair out when Americans (mostly US) mangle Irish names by stressing the wrong letter or syllable d'oh! but what's even worse in now some Irish persons are using Americanisms emphasising the 'h' in words/names when in Irish/Gaelic it's silent and suppresses consonants around it. Pray
Topic: Question 1: —biting it so hard his teeth sunk into it. == —biting it so hard THAT his teeth sunk int
Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:50:45 AM
d'oh! These examples could very well be used to show the difference between US and British English - ironically here in Ireland we tend to use both systems, getting pulled up the odd time with cries of "That's an Americanism" but few take much notice. I suspect that spoken English at least is 'fast becoming' the norm. Whistle
Topic: Is the comma required?
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:19:43 AM
I wouldn't use one after the word 'clip'.

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