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Topic: One word, Please!
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 5:37:14 AM
wrote:
teacher77 wrote:
thank you all. have finally settled on ocd.


I'm glad you got what you were looking for, but just remember that OCD is an abbreviation for three words, not "One word, Please!" (Each letter is pronounced separately.)


grammargeek,
Thanks for that cautionary advice.
Topic: One word, Please!
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 3:27:34 AM
thank you all. have finally settled on ocd.
Topic: One word, Please!
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 7:38:35 PM
Origamian wrote:
Yes, that would be "OCD," obsessive compulsive disorder.
At least, I think that is correct. I went back three times
to check schrodinger's cat's answer. Wait a second, I've
got to go back and check her answer again...



Thanks for cross-checking!
Topic: One word, Please!
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 7:35:50 PM
schrodinger's cat wrote:
Paranoia? OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?


Great! you've suggested an excellent answer, i think that's getting quite close to it but let's hold on a bit to see if others will come out with something else. Congratulations!
Topic: One word, Please!
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 6:27:19 PM
Can someone help me out with this one single English word which i've forgotten: actually it's a noun word that explains this phenomenon where you sometimes have to go back to check probably a few more times on something or task you supposedly have done and finished but your mind keeps telling you it's still undone? This is an example: You sit at home watching TV, then you decide to go out for a walk; so you turn off the TV and get out of home and lock the door to go for a walk but your mind tells you to go back and check if you actually turned off the TV...you go back and open the door to check if the TV was actually turned off? Yes, it was turned off, but as soon as you're about locking the door after this verification, your mind keeps telling you to go check again.
Topic: enough money in hand / on hand
Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 3:45:19 AM
Kami wrote:
dvd wrote:
Oh my, English is such a complex language!
There are a zillions things i haven't straighten out.

Here's one:
I've got enough money (in hand/on hand) to buy a new computer.

Both okay?


This is how i'll use both sentences:

1) I've got enough money in hand...
2) I've got enough money on me...


Standard English.Applause
Topic: how to treat a spoiled child.
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 4:12:12 PM
Khan wrote:
Dear Colleague.
I need your help.
I have a nephew who is 12 years old.But his mental level is around 3 years more than his chronological age.
He is very intelligent but does not study and waste the time doing games, internet, playing with his friends.
My elder brother who is also running the business is very worried about his education.
Interestingly his elder son is too shy but on the contrary he is ill disciplined and over confident.
Could any one suggest us some tactics to be used to bring him round.
Thanks a lot for your cooperation.


From a teacher's perspective, i'd say this is an intelligent kid who happens to be in an environment that may not have enough capabilities to help him stay focus. I'll suggest here cooperative efforts of Parents and teachers. Summer will soon be around and a camp will also be of help, lots of sporting activities for him could be of help too; why not sight-seeing as well?
Topic: Capitalism: A Love Story
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2010 9:00:30 AM
man in black wrote:
I´ve recently watched Michael Moore´s documentary and I was left awestruck by some of the proofs and thesis stated on the material as regards to failed economic plans, evictions, money embezzlement and the like. Now, I´d like to know the opinion of North American citizens, both concerning Moore´s filmography and in particular of this documentary. Is the picture he depicts of the States that eerie?


I haven't watched the film in question but i hate this word "capitalism" because it's a system that has run away from the good side of its practice and is instead practicing the evil side of it which is exploitation of the masses. Capitalism could be a very good system for developed countries because they've atleast had the structures for such a system to function but not a good system for developing countries. It's a good thing capitalism promotes the competitive spirit in humans but it has to be regulated to protect the masses; but this is hardly the case. We tend to practice irresponsible capitalism. This is the main reason most countries in Africa are in continuous poverty. It makes the rich richer and richer and the poor poorer and poorer. Life is hardly affordable or comfortably affordable in a capitalist system. I'll advise African countries to practice socialism before attempting capitalism. But the West won't allow them do that since they 're the capitalist world and capitalism means someone has to feed on another and so the West has to feed on developing countries. There's no social conscience in capitalism
Topic: Is there anyone who gets bore to death with spenting time with her/his parents?
Posted: Friday, April 2, 2010 11:31:55 PM
maverickwoman wrote:
I started the topic just because if there are people like me,it s a good way to ease my guilt that I am not alone on that... I am not even sure, should I feel guily to fing my mum boring...


How about getting married? A 29 year old beautiful lady is a problem in her parents home but a very good answer in a conjugal home. Think about it and get into the shoes of your mum too.
Topic: are these sentences correct o say?
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010 12:31:50 PM
Both sentences make sense and are frequently heard in informal situations.