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Topic: Canada's Grief
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:45:49 PM
On the other hand, Canada is much safer than Syria.
Topic: marry beneath (oneself)
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:47:47 PM
A wise woman had better marry beneath her. Much better chance to be happy. An unwise woman will be unhappy likely either way.
Topic: Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet, a dagger in his belt,...
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:42:49 AM
"puffy white things"
Topic: an idiom related problem
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 3:36:31 PM
One possibility: he dropped the company like a bad habit.
Topic: International Women's Day
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:41:29 PM
progpen wrote:
TMe wrote:
On Women's Day, I wanna know how many women have exempted maids from house-hold chores or other duties?


Maids? You must run in different circles than I do. We clean our own stuff.


Right. Or, I will let my footman do all the house-hold chores today, and let my maid have a day off. Let me find them first. Darn.
Topic: Do You Know about Obsolete English Words?(47)
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 4:15:34 PM
Word like phlogiston from wrong idea or theory will die out. Creationism as a word will last forever here in the USA. Gobbledygook is the liveliest of them three.
Topic: Help me understand this part
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:52:56 AM
Is the word "this" misplaced? It reads smoother like this: "He had dropped out of their conversation fully an hour before, and this, an unkind commentary on the importance of men to women’s conversations, to all appearances hadn’t even been missed."

Topic: It is not violence that best overcomes hate—nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 8:44:06 PM
pedro wrote:
Daemon wrote:
It is not violence that best overcomes hate—nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)




so what is it?


Right. Negating a solution without giving a better solution is not a solution at all. Not even a worse solution.
Topic: surgery
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:54:53 PM
Quote:
No we don't as Fyfardens has already said we call it an operating theatre or a surgical suite.


OK. Operating theatre or a surgical suite sounds fancier like Oxford accent.

Do you carry an umbrella when the sun is shining? Yes? A bit crazy.

Most of us just walking in the rain unperturbed. Crazier.
Topic: surgery
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:38:44 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Fyfardens wrote:
Yes, in BrE.

Thanks, Fyfardens.

But isn't surgery also a room where surgeons perform operations?


Yes. That is why Brits are a bit crazyd'oh!. We call it operating room: A room in a hospital used for performing surgical operations per Wiki.

However, to find something really crazy, check us out.

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