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Last Visit: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:21:07 AM
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Topic: (to breakfast on something)
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:42:30 AM
Hi everyone,
Is it possible for one to say "we breakfasted on rice or tea"? Is 'breakfasted on' an acceptable English?
Many thanks!

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Topic: What are securities?
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:33:10 PM
Thank you very much gentle people.
So in this regard securities are money, right? So, is money paid to insurance companies so that they protect you is deemed security? Can expantiate. Still six years old

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Topic: A body was pronounced dead..
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:19:02 PM
Oh. The image is right there! it escaped my sight

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Topic: A body was pronounced dead..
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:13:04 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hello again Ebenezer Son!
It HAS been a long time.
Welcome back.
Romany has retired - we haven't heard from her for three months or so, though I'm hoping she will at least pop in and visit sometimes.

Oh ok, perhaps she is busy. But I was happy to see your posts. You seemed to have removed the dragon image

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Topic: A body was pronounced dead..
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:30:31 PM
How about me? Dragon. You got to welcome me as well.
I'm pretty sure Romany may have divorced me due to my years in absentia. Hahaa!

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Topic: What are securities?
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:11:00 PM
Hi everyone,
Have been reading about a particular business area and came across the term "securities" but had hard time grasping its meaning, pls do me a favour by explaining it to me. Pls I'm green and humbly ask to be explained to like a six year old.
Many thanks.

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing.
Topic: Do You Know about Obsolete English Words?(47)
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 2:16:01 PM
[quote=Drag0nspeaker]Hi!

Some words just have no common use now.
For example, words specific to the trades of hand-spinning and hand-weaving cotton. These would have been familiar to my great-grandparents, known to my grandparents - but obsolete now, except among people who learn the trades as a hobby.

Others were never very common, and children, over a couple of generations, would learn the more common ones they heard every day, but not the more unusual ones.
"Lunt" is a Scottish dialect word - it was never a common word in Britain, and I doubt it was in America either - except maybe in Nova Scotia and Dunedin, Florida.
With education increasing in the last hundred years, and people reading books written by 'standard English speakers', "smoke", "fume" and "reek" became THE words to use.

Gobbledygook is not obsolete - take a look at this thread.
Gobbledygook is alive and condriving in its usingness - deep joy! Dancing [/quote

H1 Dragon a po1nt of quest1on, 1 was th1nk1ng you would have used usage 1nstead of (us1ngness). What have you got to say?

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Topic: lodge a police report
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:51:15 PM
1t seems dragon has changed h1s d1st1nat1on 1t was Edunburg, but 1t 1s changed. Perhaps my long absence 1n th1s fora has made me to ask a quest1on that 1 should have asked many months or years ago.Boo hoo!

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Topic: How to read numbers 1n words
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:34:38 PM
1 am gett1ng hard t1mes 1n read1ng numbers such as: 1558662 and 78797521 and so on. How 1s these wr1tten numbers be read 1n words? Please 1 wlll apprec1ate 1f 1'm taught a strategy to help me read such numbers and much larger numbers 1n words.
Many thanks!Anxious

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Topic: elder abuse
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:10:59 PM
H1 Foundt,
does the use of (deepen1ng)make 1t awkward or what? Anxious

How are you found1t 1t has been a wh1le.


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