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Profile: Eoin Riedy
User Name: Eoin Riedy
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Last Visit: Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:53:18 PM
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Topic: Cracker plastic bag
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 12:35:32 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Gosh, no food companies I know use cellophane these days (not for decades).
It's all plastic these days. Cellophane is gas-permeable and is bio-degradable (being basically processed cellulose).
Now crisp-packets are plastic, blown up with gas to make them twice as big as needed to hold the few crisps they contain.

I was addressing word usage.
In the UK, Cellophane is a trademarked product, like Velcro or Band-Aids. In the US the term is used generically to refer to various plastic film products, regardless of whether or not they are actually made of cellulose.

If it looked like this, I would call it cellophane:
Topic: Cracker plastic bag
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:45:45 PM
Joe Kim wrote:
What do you call those plastic cracker bags? Are chips in a package or plastic bag, or something else?

My crackers and chips usually come in cellophane packages or cellophane bags.
Topic: carpark
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 11:05:51 AM
NKM wrote:
Where I live, it's a parking lot.

Unless it is multi-level, and then you probably say parking garage. Ask your friend from Minnesota, though, and she'll call the entire stucture a parking ramp.
Topic: superior
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 9:02:11 AM

Not only women.

Topic: Other Side
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:11:13 PM
Patrice isn't very specific, but she mentions she was "over there" on a scholarship, and her new husband worked with a government agency. She complains about "those French photographers", so we might surmise it was post-war France. It is also a bit of foreshadowing, as Patrice reaches the afterlife by the end of the chapter.

I Married A Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich
Topic: What do you call this beverage?
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:24:16 AM
It looks almost like a punch.
Topic: Push it down.
Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 10:51:47 PM
Wilmar (USA) wrote:
No, Tilt it over doesn't work, either.

Most likely, you would suggest to the boy to push over the first domino.

Then you grab the bridge of your nose and groan when he pushes it over away from all the other dominoes.
Topic: Some sound
Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:48:21 PM
Fyfardens wrote:
Joe Kim wrote:
When you hit paper with your thumb and index,

Native speakers of English do not often do this. In what contexts would you feel the urge to do it?

What do you mean? It doesn't have anything to do with speaking English.
You're reading a newspaper and you find just the right bit of information that makes a point you are trying to prove. You say, "Aha!" You ping/bip/snap/pop the paper with your thumb and fingers. I would say pop for the sound or flick at for the action. I would also use my middle finger as well.
Topic: becoming
Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 1:19:34 PM
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
I did a little research. And you know what? The only examples that I find with becoming meaning attractive are modern like this:

For Grace and Hope, by Charlotte Drobnicki, 2015

She looked becoming in an emerald velvet gown that complimented her dark braided hair.

And didn't care to delve in the subject.

Why would you, when you could so easily have delved into "complimented"?

"Why, how lovely you look, hair," said the the gown.
Topic: Embarrassing Mispronunciations
Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 7:55:37 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
My embarrassing moment was reading aloud an essay on philosophy.

I assumed Euripides, Socrates, Parmenedes and Descartes were all Greeks, with 'Descartes' being pronounced 'Deskartees'.

Seemed pretty logical at the time.

We have homophones, saxophones, and telephones. How would you pronounce "Persephone"?

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