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Last Visit: Friday, July 23, 2021 12:47:32 PM
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Topic: Just Cat Things
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 12:47:03 PM
Topic: Show Me
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 12:33:06 PM
"Thailand's Sukanya Srisurat sets a new Olympic Record and wins gold in her first Olympic Games."



Show me something which almost everyone would agree is good art.
Topic: Picture Association... with a twist (colour)
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 12:28:26 PM
Topic: Haiku Fun
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 12:25:09 PM
Blamed old Mr Chad.
Damned young Mrs Green.
They're both idiots.
Topic: Characters from Books: Name chain game using one of the last 3 letters
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 11:29:52 AM
Samuel Lann - creator of the Slan, evolved humans with advanced mental and physical abilities.

Topic: Change Two Letters game
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 11:03:40 AM

oozed
Topic: change one letter game
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 11:02:18 AM
I'd worry about there being a giant clam in the mud.
Topic: If animals could think.......
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 10:53:21 AM
Topic: pulled the door to
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 10:45:56 AM
No. If we're pushing a door to, we use "push the door to" or "close the door to".

push to
. . .
2. To shove, thrust, or press something shut. A noun or pronoun is used between "push" and "to." Push that door to—you're letting in a draft!


It's not quite the same as shutting the door, in the way I've always heard it used.

Most doors have a lock or latch which engages when the door is fully shut. You have to press the handle or turn the knob to open it again.

If you "close the door to", you close it only to the point at which it's not quite latched.
It's not fully closed.

I don't think it means "against the force of the rain" - if you shut the door to, having to push against the wind & rain, it would just open again.
It must mean "keeping out the rain".

against
prep
6. as a protection from or means of defence from the adverse effects of: a safeguard against contaminated water.


The way it's written, the door opened outwards and the writer had to pull it closed.
Topic: Beach handball athletes fined for not selling sex
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:48:34 PM
Hope123 wrote:
I thought about saying men should be made to do the same and then the awful picture of men jumping around in Speedos won't go away.

Yeah - not quite the same impact.