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User Name: Wilmar (USA)
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Topic: worth a goddamn?
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:24:23 PM
What you might hear instead, is 'worth a damn'. You don't have it covered worth a damn.
This language is much milder, but still not for print or anything more than casual conversation between close friends. It's mildly vulgar -- but vulgar, all the same.
The mildest form that I can think of is 'worth a tinker's damn'. Well, then there is also simply, 'worth a damn'.
Oh, and, 'worth a darn'.

Topic: Was/were
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:25:23 AM
....The fewest number of cars were seen on Hamilton Street.
I must disagree. It's a complete sentence even though it is rather odd sounding; not something from a native speaker.
Topic: Royal Ascot
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:18:58 AM
The racecourse on Ascot Heath in Berkshire, England, is the site of a world-famous horse race that was initiated in 1711 by Queen Anne. The Royal Ascot race meeting goes on for four days in June each year and culminates in the event known as the Ascot Gold Cup. A major social and fashion event as well as a sporting one, the Royal Ascot race is usually attended by the British sovereign and receives widespread media coverage. It has even given its name to a type of broad neck-scarf traditionally worn by well-dressed English gentlemen at the races.
Topic: Li Yuan Becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang (618 CE)
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:18:38 AM
Emperor Gaozu was the founder of the greatest of China's imperial dynasties, the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE), which ruled over what was then the world's largest empire and initiated a golden age for art, science, and Buddhism. Before becoming emperor, Li Yuan, as he was then known, was governor of a province under the Sui Dynasty. When the Sui emperor, Yangdi, was assassinated in 618, Li Yuan reunited the empire and took power.
Topic: George Mallory (1886)
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:18:22 AM
Mallory was an English mountain climber who participated in the Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922, and 1924. The 1924 expedition culminated in a bold and possibly successful drive toward the summit by Mallory and Andrew Irvine, from which they did not return. Mallory's body was discovered on Everest in 1999. His achievements and the mystery surrounding his final effort have made him a mountaineering legend.
Topic: Everything is self-evident.
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:18:04 AM
Yeah. After few drinks, everything is self-evident and adorable - till next morning… In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas.
Topic: Evaluative Adverbs
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:17:42 AM

Evaluative adverbs are used by the speaker to comment or give an opinion on something. They modify the entire clause.
Topic: Soup
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:17:23 AM
Following the invention of waterproof containers about 9,000 years ago, boiling became a common cooking technique, and soup became a staple food item in many cultures. Soups come in myriad varieties, many of which are specific to certain places, such as the pot-au-feu of France, the borscht of Russia, the mutton broth of Scotland, the minestrone of Italy, the chowders of various coastal regions, and gazpacho, the cold soup of Spain.
Topic: get knocked out cold
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:16:59 AM

get knocked out cold — To be rendered unconscious, as by a physical blow, medication, other means.
Topic: fabricate
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:16:40 AM

Definition: (verb) Make up something artificial or untrue.
Synonyms: cook up, invent, manufacture
Usage: Did Harold really wrestle a bear, or did he fabricate the story to impress us?

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