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Topic: Did You Know? Series #3
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:51:33 AM
I had intellectual fun reading your post!
I like all those written in the thread.

Thanks, hedy!





What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: we try the dipsy do
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:24:44 AM
it might be this one:

dipsy-do
noun

A curve ball that dips sharply; a downcurve : [Babe Ruth] had good stuff, a good fast ball, a fine curve, a dipsy-do that made you think a little (1940s+ Baseball)



dypsy-do



What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: rabid
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:13:06 PM
Jimmy is really a fun guy. He has made me sign in and leave a writing here.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: went up the water
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:17:26 PM
Thank you all, Drag0n, Sarries,thar for sharing your profound knowledge with me.
Absolutely super!
^_^

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: choice table
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:14:50 AM
vkhu wrote:
pjharvey wrote:
It just means a very good table.

Would this meaning of the word "choice" work with any other noun?


Yes. It is simply an adjective. I brought another example of its use from TFD here- "Choice peaches".

Choice as an adjective

***please note that I have hijacked it from pjharvey and vkhu's conversation. ^-^

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: "Old Ed" & Bucket of Shrimp
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 5:19:28 PM
ditto

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: went up the water
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 2:35:16 PM
Wow, absolutely super! Applause Applause Applause
Thank you for your fabulous explanation, Sarriesfan!
It's very kind of you.

[added]hello alert, I just missed out yours earlier. thanks for your considering the matter.



What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: went up the water
Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 10:10:45 AM
Hello everybody,

I have stumbled on the sentence "who went up the water twice a week in the season" while reading the short story "Horatio Sparkins" in the book "Sketches by Boz" by Charles Dickens and wonder what it means. The story is about Malderton family who are the best example of the upstart snobs. They have grown taste for upper class fashion and approve of such a thing only and look down on and detest the lower-class culture and eager to make friends with high-class people only. (I have added this so that you will grasp the context.)

I will copy a paragraph where it sits as below:

Quote:
Even Mr Frederick Malderton himself, the family authority on all points of taste, dress, and fashionable arrangements-who had lodgings of his own in town, who had a free admission to Covent-garden theatre, who always dressed according to the fashions of the months, who went up the water twice a week in the season, and who actually had an intimate friend who once knew a gentleman who formerly lived in the Albany,-even he had determined that Mr Horatio Sparkins must be a devilish good fellow, and that he would do him the honor of challenging him to a game of billiards.



**Mr Horatio Sparkins is a mysterious young man who the Maldertons family want to include in their society because he has exhibited his high-society culture and manners in his speech, his clothes, etc.





What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: change one letter game
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 9:01:42 AM
yes, she can bake well as well.

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
Topic: searched flour
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:38:47 PM
FounDit wrote:
There was no need for that, Frosty. She had a legitimate curiosity and question, so your comment was ill-mannered and unnecessary.


You didn't see her ill-manner, did you?
Why is her curiosity legitimate and my response is ill-mannered and unnecessary?
What is necessary and what is not necessary?
What entitled you to take up a place to judge which is ill-mannered and unnecessary and what is legitimate?
I find your stepping-in ill-mannered and unnecessary because you have a problem with reading. You cannot read between lines.


Do you know the meaning of "mind your business"?
That is what I want to say to you and Romany.
That's the only legitimate way for you to behave.



What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-

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