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Profile: Jagadeesh Bangalore
User Name: Jagadeesh Bangalore
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Topic: Nuance ...
Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:53:47 AM
Applause Applause Applause

Thank you very much Thar

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Topic: Nuance ...
Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:06:11 AM
Just now came across a quotation attributed to Richard Bach -

I'm here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I'm trapped here, but because I'd rather be with you than anywhere else in the world. --- Richard Bach

Wondering how the meaning would change if the same were reworded as -
"I'm not here because I am supposed to ... " or even,

"I'm neither here because I am supposed to be here, nor because ... "

May I request our experts for their opinions, explanations?

Thanks in advance

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Topic: print <out>
Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:49:39 AM
I observe that the word "Print" also has another meaning - particularly in the context of filling out a form (or even making notes) -
"To write (hand-write) in CAPITALS"

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Topic: judge someone by/on something
Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:57:32 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hello Fruity.
There is a difference - and it is not something you can see in those dictionaries.

If you judge someone by their appearance, you look at them and think "He is wearing worn clothes with a few holes, his skin is stained in odd places and his hair's a mess - therefore, he is a lazy, dirty and probably criminal character."
You see his appearance, and you assume things about his character.

If you judge someone on their appearance, you look at them and judge what you see. You see his skin is dark and assume he didn't wash (rather than that he has a tan), or you see his worn clothes and assume he can't afford good clothes.
You see his appearance, and you assume things about his appearance.

If you are a judge marking (grading) students' examination papers.

You judge the students by their answers. You look at their answers and decide things about the students.

You judge the answers on grammar. You look at the grammar and decide whether it's good grammar (or not).

Applause Applause Applause

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Topic: laced tea
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:48:30 PM
Also, Belladonna is a homeopathic drug, quite commonly used.

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Topic: pass urine
Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2019 9:17:23 AM
In India the euphemistic term is "Susu" ...

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Topic: all night last night or all of last night
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:52:55 PM
robjen wrote:
(1) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night yesterday.

(2) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night last night.

(3) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all of last night.

Which one is correct? Thank you for your help.

In the sentence (1) the usage 'all night yesterday' is irregular.

Of course the sentence (2) seems to mean the same, but it is irregular to use the term 'night' twice - 'all night last night'

Only (3) is correct.

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Topic: from the date of your receipt or from the date you receive them
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:43:16 PM
Technically both the sentences are valid and mean nearly the same. However, there is a subtle difference between them:

The FreeDictionary lists the following meanings:

re·ceipt (rĭ-sēt′)
a. The act of receiving: We are in receipt of your letter.
b. The fact of being or having been received: They denied receipt of the shipment.
2. often receipts A quantity or amount received: cash receipts.
3. A written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or shipment of merchandise has been received.
4. A recipe.

(1) The coupon is valid for two months from the date of your receipt.

If the meaning '1' is considered, then the two sentences essentially mean the same.

If the meaning '3' is considered, and there being a possibility of the date of issue of the physical 'receipt' (for whatever payments made) issued could be different from the date the coupon is received (/collected) by the customer. In such a case, the sentence (2) can allow a longer validity (assuming that the payment was made and the 'physical receipt' obtained on a certain day, but the 'coupon' itself was collected (received) a few days hence).

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Topic: Two things that made me laugh today
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 10:58:04 PM

After all, this may not be as ironic as it sounds. For ages UAE is male-dominated, and it is only recently the effort to bring in 'Gender Equality' has started. As such, only personnel who are in authority to implement 'Gender Equality' or work towards it are capable of earning the rewards.

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Topic: The open air, the woods, on the beach
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 3:52:38 AM
Many interpretations are possible, but the simplest few are :

Open air = Outdoors (outside of walled enclosures)
Woods = In the middle of many trees / forest
Beach = Sea Shore
Fields = Outdoors, particularly plain (or level) areas, which could be just flat ground or even cultivated regions
Rocks = Hilly regions

I am sure our senior and erudite members will provide more interpretations.

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