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Topic: sat vs. seat
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:52:01 PM



When in England it’s always perplexing when I hear people say:

"I’m sat here" or “I’m sat down”.



just sayin'
Topic: were being carried out
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:05:05 PM
Quote:

You have no clue how I responded to the irate crowd, suffice to say they left with their tales between their legs...and I didn't use, not one, curse word...guess at 4'11" I can still instill fear! d'oh!

Whistle


Hi Hedy...I think you mean 'tails' and not 'tales'.

Another funny eggcorn.




just sayin'
Topic: an image in a mirror / an image on a screen
Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:12:27 AM

Sorry...I didn't really answer your question.


just sayin'
Topic: an image in a mirror / an image on a screen
Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:53:14 AM
Quote:
an image in a mirror


I would say: 'a reflection in a mirror'.

But both are understandable.



just sayin'
Topic: the means
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:20:58 AM
Quote:
...The distributed system provides the means for components of a single distributed application to communicate with each other, but also to let different applications communicate.


You could use:

the manner/the instrument/the tool...it facilitates.



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Topic: Dinner guest
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:50:19 AM
Quote:

Hotpot can be cooked in a short time by the dinner guests.


Where I live it’s not usual that guests do the cooking themselves.

Maybe it’s a typo and should read:

‘...for the dinner guests’.




just sayin'
Topic: She overcame her credit debt with the help of her parents.
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:37:35 AM


She overcame her debt with the help of her parents.



just sayin'
Topic: Earwax
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:59:50 AM
Quote:

Before waxed thread was commonly available seamstresses would use her own earwax to stop the cut ends of threads from fraying.


Before waxed thread was commonly available seamstresses would use their own earwax to stop the cut ends of threads from fraying.



just sayin'
Topic: I want to see the worker install the light.
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 6:15:37 AM

‘Worker' is quite understandable but it does sound rather ‘belittling’ or ‘demeaning’ in this situation.

I usually hear ‘electrician’ or 'repairman' or even ‘tradesman’.



just sayin'
Topic: comparison
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 2:15:09 AM
Quote:
Quote:
I have three friends: Marry, John and Stephen. But John is the smarter of the other two.

There's a contradiction - the preposition of includes him in the set of two while the word other excludes him from the set. It means other than himself here.

This would probably be correct:

I have three friends: Mary, John and Stephen. Mary is the smartest of all and John is the smarter of the other two.

Now it means other than Mary.



I have three friends: Mary, John and Stephen. Mary is the smartest of them all while John is smarter than Stephen.




just sayin'

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