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User Name: MrH
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Joined: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Last Visit: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:39:55 AM
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Topic: 'duck'
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:39:13 AM
I remember using the term 'goose egg' to describe a score of nil.

However a 'goose' is an entirely different thing.
Topic: 'game changer'
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:36:27 AM
Finding out your date has a venerial disease is most certainly a 'Game Changer'.
Topic: conceit
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:43:21 PM
vava wrote:
vil wrote:
conceit = arrogance, assumption, cockiness, complacency,egoism, pride, self-conceit, self-importance, self-satisfaction, swagger, vanity


You are not helping me at all.

Like many plans in Russia, the coup plotters'

conceit went awry fast.

conceit = prideful arrogance

Simply substitute any of those words (kudos to vil) in the sentence and perhaps it may take a different light.

A fine wine is not sloshed back, rather it is allowed to linger just long enough to capture a sense of it's true flavors.

Topic: Log In
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:18:55 PM
I've just discovered the same issue. Thought it was due to (my) new network hardware.

Not that I'd ever imagine someone hacking a dictionary website account but it does feel a bit more secure this way.
Topic: can vs. could
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 9:02:16 PM
Please, for the moment, humor me.

If I were to drop a pencil upon the floor... follow me?

I could pick it up, assuming I was physically able to.

Can the pencil be returned to my pocket, without my assistance?

No it can't.

Thank you.
Topic: Pronunciation of jagged, lagged, legged, logged, ...
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:48:41 PM
Hearing words end with a 't' sound when they should not makes me want to (puke).

By the way, could anyone explain how to turn a word into an <href> type of link

while posting in these forums?

Topic: 's (verb to be)
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:16:35 PM

the contraction is not a grammatical rule, it a result of speech.

I think that's --that is-- the crux of most peoples confusion.

The examples posted were refreshing to read, kudos.

To add: Some contractions just sound awkward to hear. Perhaps there are some

in other languages that, although grammatically correct, just aren't used either.?
Topic: Proverb for making money
Posted: Sunday, August 7, 2011 7:10:20 AM
IMcRout wrote:
The early bird catches the worm.

The early bird may get the worm,

But the 2nd mouse always gets the cheese...
Topic: I could not bring myself to do that
Posted: Sunday, August 7, 2011 7:05:55 AM
It's a great phrase, once dissected, yet it sounds a bit low-brow at the same time.

At any rate, the speaker lacked the ability to force his self to be forthright.

Perhaps there is also a hint of regret there.


vb (tr)

1. to compel or cause (a person, group, etc.) to do something through effort, superior strength, etc.; coerce

Topic: Please Explain
Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 6:20:39 PM
O.K. I need to thank the one that introduced such a marvellous song writer to me.

Not me directly, mind you.

"I ache in the places I used to play"