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Topic: imprimatur
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 12:47:27 PM
‘the original LP enjoyed the imprimatur of the composer’


‘she was giving her specific countenance to the occasion’


‘he appealed to the bishop for his sanction’


Boo hoo!
Topic: mantic
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 12:34:02 PM
Boo hoo! The oracle had a mantic score on this world cup.
Topic: Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:12:18 AM
Boo hoo! Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Promises are made to be broken #politicians.

A pie in the sky is a pie-crust.Dancing
Topic: lest
Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 9:27:53 AM
(after a clause indicating fear) because of the possibility of something undesirable happening; in case.
‘she sat up late worrying lest he be murdered on the way home’

Usage:

There are very few contexts in English where the subjunctive mood is, strictly speaking, required: lest remains one of them. Thus the standard use is she was worrying lest he be attacked (not lest he was …) or she is using headphones lest she disturb anyone (not … lest she disturbs anyone).

Example:

‘When she was a couple of feet still from the bed she stopped, afraid to go on lest her fears came true.’



Synonyms:


in case, just in case, for fear that, in order to avoid, to avoid the risk of


https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/lest


Topic: AI
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:47:19 AM
Pray I hope not.

Just imagining my toaster coming to me when I'm asleep...
Topic: Extract
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 7:53:23 PM
Boo hoo! https://www.thefreedictionary.com/extract


Hello, I think that extract here means obtain.
Topic: Extract
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 7:52:20 PM
Hello, I think that extract here means obtain. this is from www.thefreedictionary.com

ex·tract (ĭk-străkt′)
tr.v. ex·tract·ed, ex·tract·ing, ex·tracts

5.
a. To derive or obtain (information, for example) from a source.



Regards,
Topic: It does make a difference what you call things.
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:34:35 AM
It does make a difference what you call things.

Kate Wiggin (1856-1923)



-- It is true!!! A bad hair day is a common day, just labeled differently.


Have a nice day!Drool
Topic: very sure or very certain ....
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 9:17:12 AM
Boo hoo! English as any other language seems to have music in itself.

Very certain is not wrong grammatically, but it is not used in this way.

According to Macmillan, certain means having no doubts that something is true

therefore, very is not needed!


Topic: ...at the home of one of his patients.
Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:41:54 PM
Boo hoo! English is like music.


Dr Lau Tzun Hon making a house-call at one of his patient's home. (photo)


patients' home is the correct because we are using "one of" and when we use this construction we are supposed to use a plural noun.


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