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User Name: Wilmar (USA)
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Topic: pleated skirt
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:53:37 AM
You could look up the topic of pleats -- much information is available to describe the types of pleats and how to produce them.

one example: /pleats/

remove the space, of course...
Topic: make ground
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 8:21:44 AM
In my neck of the woods, the expression is "gaining ground".
Topic: acronym
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:31:43 PM
D00M wrote:
Someone told me that CD is an acronym because it can be treated as word; for example we can say "CDs".

Is there such a rule concerning an acronym?

CD is not an acronym, because we don't pronounce it as a word. Instead, we simply pronounce each letter present, as in "C" "D", and when someone speaks of multiples, then "C" "D"s -- still not a word.

CICS is an acronym, because we read & pronounce that as "kicks".
Think NASA and SCUBA. There are many.
Topic: Should there be a comma after "book"?
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:42:16 PM
Topic: Is the word 'wife' redundant?
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:41:31 PM
Here... Donald Trump married (his now) wife Melania in ...

Roll with it.
Topic: Cracker plastic bag
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:20:08 PM
Orson Burleigh wrote:
"She's all that and a bag of chips." A disparaging description of a person who is regarded as having an excessively high opinion of herself.

We need to have "like" buttons on these posts!
Topic: I've not heard that before
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 7:02:07 PM
Yes, indeed, sometimes you do hear that.
Topic: What does 'cold' mean here?
Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 2:09:24 PM
What you need to know is what a "cold file" is, and that was explained by FounDit. It's an investigation that has "gone cold", meaning that it has not been solved and there aren't currently any more leads or clues to follow.
Topic: in or at
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:55:11 PM
Actually, it is quite common to hear that someone stayed at a hotel. We plan to do that in 2 weeks.
Topic: And that's why don't like these things, whatever is their name
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 4:31:12 PM
It's CNN = not worth reading. So, you're correct.

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