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Topic: 'duck'
Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 9:39:13 AM
I remember using the term 'goose egg' to describe a score of nil.

However a 'goose' is an entirely different thing.

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: 'game changer'
Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 9:36:27 AM
Finding out your date has a venerial disease is most certainly a 'Game Changer'.

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: conceit
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:43:21 PM
vava wrote:
vil wrote:
conceit = arrogance, assumption, cockiness, complacency,egoism, pride, self-conceit, self-importance, self-satisfaction, swagger, vanity

V.



You are not helping me at all.



Like many plans in Russia, the coup plotters'

conceit went awry fast.


conceit = prideful arrogance

Simply substitute any of those words (kudos to vil) in the sentence and perhaps it may take a different light.

A fine wine is not sloshed back, rather it is allowed to linger just long enough to capture a sense of it's true flavors.



Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: Log In
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:18:55 PM
I've just discovered the same issue. Thought it was due to (my) new network hardware.

Not that I'd ever imagine someone hacking a dictionary website account but it does feel a bit more secure this way.

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: can vs. could
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:02:16 PM
Please, for the moment, humor me.

If I were to drop a pencil upon the floor... follow me?

I could pick it up, assuming I was physically able to.

Can the pencil be returned to my pocket, without my assistance?

No it can't.

Thank you.

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: Pronunciation of jagged, lagged, legged, logged, ...
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:48:41 PM
Hearing words end with a 't' sound when they should not makes me want to (puke).


http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst17737_Triple-what-.aspx


By the way, could anyone explain how to turn a word into an <href> type of link

while posting in these forums?




Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: 's (verb to be)
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:16:35 PM
Thar
Quote:

the contraction is not a grammatical rule, it a result of speech.


I think that's --that is-- the crux of most peoples confusion.

The examples posted were refreshing to read, kudos.

To add: Some contractions just sound awkward to hear. Perhaps there are some

in other languages that, although grammatically correct, just aren't used either.?

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: Proverb for making money
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 7:10:20 AM
IMcRout wrote:
The early bird catches the worm.


The early bird may get the worm,

But the 2nd mouse always gets the cheese...

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: I could not bring myself to do that
Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 7:05:55 AM
It's a great phrase, once dissected, yet it sounds a bit low-brow at the same time.

At any rate, the speaker lacked the ability to force his self to be forthright.

Perhaps there is also a hint of regret there.


Force

vb (tr)

1. to compel or cause (a person, group, etc.) to do something through effort, superior strength, etc.; coerce




Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?
Topic: Please Explain
Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:20:39 PM
O.K. I need to thank the one that introduced such a marvellous song writer to me.

Not me directly, mind you.

"I ache in the places I used to play"

Just what would 'Food for Thought' taste like?

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