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Topic: A new book on Crazy English Spelling Published (it's FREE!!!)
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 5:59:24 AM
I think it is one more book in English I have to read (at first look this book is not bad).
Topic: to let it show
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:23:28 AM
Thanks, towan52.
Topic: to let it show
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:02:12 AM
Hi, people.
I have the text in my book:

I tried not to let it show, but I wasn't that excited about the Grand Canyon and a boat on some lake.

Can you explain to me why author uses "let" in this sentence? Can I say "I tried not to show it, but I wasn't that excited about the Grand Canyon and a boat on some lake" instead of it? Is meaning changing with my new sentence?

Thanks.
Topic: Did You Know? Series #3
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:02:47 AM
Hi, hedy mmm. Your post is interesting, especially infromation about George Washington.
Topic: we try the dipsy do
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:41:38 AM
Thank you very much for your help, IMcRout and FROSTY X RIME.
Topic: we try the dipsy do
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:57:49 AM
Hi, in my kids book the is the text:

To my surprise, instead of a screaming fastball, Maddox served up a pork chop that I swatted straight at Tiffany. She was so surprised by it that she stuck up her racket and missed. 3-1, us. I figured we were in good shape, but whaen Maddox hit his second serve to my backhand, I managed to only dribble it to our net.
3-2, our favor.
We switched courts. We needed only two more points to win. They needed three.
It was Bryce's serve, and he sidled up to me as we walked past the benches. "What do you say we try the dipsy do?"
I chuckled. "Might work."


What does "we try the dipsy do" mean? And what full question "What do you say we try the dipsy do?" mean?
Thanks in advance.
Topic: clobber
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:45:42 AM
Hi, in my mathematical book "An Imaginary Tale" there is the text:

The discussion in section 5.1 on Kasner's problem also provoked a number of letters from disbelieving readers. One, an MIT professor, wrote to say "Kasner's example clobbered my intuition" and that "I have decided that Kasner's example is bogus."


TFD about clobber clobber. What does "clobber" mean here, which definition is correct:

1. To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
2. To defeat decisively.

Thanks.
Topic: yell for
Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:17:43 AM
Thank you, Sarrriesfan.
Topic: yell for
Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:59:58 AM
Hi, in my book there is the text:

A bunch of campers yelled for Maddox and Tiffany.

What does "yelled for" mean here, which is correct:
1. to shout curses;
2. to shout to attract attention.

Thanks.
Topic: tortures involved and involved tortures
Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:13:04 AM
thar, thank you very much for your help.

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