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Topic: recipe
Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:41:32 PM
Rx

R in a prescription, that is a recipe, came from Latin re-. That's easy.

receive (v.)
re- + -cipere, combining form of capere "to take," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp."
(Online Etymology Dictionary)


But where did the x come from? Maybe from extemporaneous.

Modern prescriptions are actually extemporaneous prescriptions (from the Latin ex tempore, "at/from the time"),[41] meaning that the prescription is written on the spot for a specific patient with a specific ailment. This is distinguished from a non-extemporaneous prescription that is a generic recipe for a general ailment.
(Wikipedia)
Topic: vapor
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2020 12:38:31 PM


I first learned the verb damp, from "to damp oscillations", "damped oscillations".

damp (v.)
late 14c., "to suffocate" (with or as with damp, foul air in a mine), from damp (n.). Figurative meaning "to check or retard the force or action of (the spirits, etc.)" is attested by 1540s.

damp (n.)
early 14c., "noxious vapor in a coal mine, fire-damp, stifling poisonous gas," perhaps in Old English but there is no record of it. German Dampf "vapor;"



Topic: Funny how
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 2:08:39 AM
Dukul, these song lyrics might help you.

Here's That Rainy Day

Maybe I should have saved those left over dreams
Funny, but here's that rainy day
Here's that rainy day they told me about
And I laughed at the thought that it might turn out this way

Where is that worn out wish that I threw aside
After it brought my lover near
It's funny how love becomes a cold rainy day
Funny, that rainy day is here

Funny how love becomes a cold rainy day
Funny, that rainy day is here
Topic: oak
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:39:06 PM
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

This page-visitor's comment made me laugh.
kevin guffey
When i got out of prison i thought people had tied a yellow ribbon around the trees but then when i got closer i noticed it was just that yellow plastic crime scene tape

Topic: Tiday, I also got..
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:52:23 PM
This thread reminded me of the MADtv skit The Proposal.


Topic: Tiday, I also got..
Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:48:59 PM
Thanks for your response, thar.
Topic: Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020)
Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:26:59 PM
The last surviving star of "Gone With the Wind" has died, at age of 104.
(CNN)

Born on July 1, 1916, Tokyo, Empire of Japan, died on July 25, 2020, Paris, France.

Year | Award | Category | Film | Result
1940 | Academy Award | Best Actress in a Supporting Role | Gone with the Wind | Nominated
1941 | Academy Award | Best Actress in a Leading Role | Hold Back the Dawn | Nominated
1946 | Academy Award | Best Actress in a Leading Role | To Each His Own | Won
1948 | Academy Award | Best Actress in a Leading Role | The Snake Pit |Nominated


Studio publicity portrait for Gone with the Wind, 1939
(Wikipedia)
Topic: RIP Regis Philbin
Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM
I've never watched Regis Philbin's show but I watched him a couple of times on David Letterman's show. From one of Letterman's shows I learned that Regis and Donald Trump recorded an album of Christmas songs. I remember the joke Letterman said about that. He said something like: Regis and Donald Trump have so much money and that's not enough for them. They saw that there's some money left to earn in the music industry and they decided to record an album.

Here is a video of Regis Philbin singing Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, with a little help from Donald Trump.
Topic: count on
Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:18:20 PM
2 to expect something
The presence of Paula was one thing he hadn’t counted on.

count on (somebody/something) doing something
We didn’t count on so many people being on vacation.
(Longman)

1.
If you count on something or count upon it, you expect it to happen and include it in your plans.
(Collins)
Topic: Tiday, I also got..
Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:11:13 PM
Hello Romany,

Wilmar (USA) 1M (a native English speaker) used the simple past tense in sentences similar to yours. If you wrote Wilmar's sentences, what tense would you use, the present perfect or simple past?

"For two days running a bird has.......on my head!" (Romany)
A crow pooped on me two days in a row! (Wilmar (USA) 1M)

"Yesterday AND today a bird has..." (Romany)
A crow pooped on me yesterday and again today. ((Wilmar (USA) 1M))