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Whatever / Re: Hod and Birdy: quilts
« on: October 05, 2016, 01:51:46 PM »
Anona I think your quilt is quite quite gorgeous!  I am a quilter too (when I am not knitting or crocheting or coming up with something at the request of my daughter *lol*).

In fact I have to say I really love your quilt.  Generally I am not a fan of the drunkards path pattern (& it's not just because I find the pattern such a PIA to work with  ;D :-R), however I have never seen a quilt with exactly the same layout of the blocks, it really works.  Like Birdy, I too thought 'birds' when I looked at your quilt.  Gorgeous colours too.

Whatever / Re: What is 'a long-running script'?
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:30:54 AM »
This one of those times when I wish that this forum had a 'thumbs up' or a 'like' I can let each of you know what clever buggers you are!

Whatever / Re: food drive
« on: April 06, 2016, 11:05:24 AM »
I would suggest that the people who were assisted in your last effort would have been pretty happy with your work.

Good luck.

This Forum / Re: Where are you?
« on: March 21, 2016, 12:44:16 PM »
When I added my location details to my profile (on the main game site) I made sure I identified my home country...Georgetown (Newcastle), Australia is not very well known, but Georgetown in Washington DC is so I didn't want there to be any confusion.

(And I am using this post to make sure that I have correctly followed the instructions Birdy shared  ;D)

Whatever / Re: Misused words/expressions
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:58:17 AM »
Sorry for the confusion Pat and Linda - of course the correct pronunciation for cutlery is cut-ler-y.  My whinge comes from people I know who (mis)pronounce it as cutle-ree.  (Which is made worse by the fact that my lovely mother, who knows it gets up my nose ~sideways~, emphasises the mispronunciation whenever the opportunity presents.)

Whatever / Re: Misused words/expressions
« on: February 10, 2016, 11:44:54 AM »
I'll add a couple of mangled words to the mix:

Cutlery pronounced as 'cutleree' (my mother misprounces it intentionally as she knows how much it irks me)
The use of pacific/pacifically in the place of specific/specifically
Library missing the first 'r' = libary
Secretary prounounced as secketary

And (apologies in advance to our UK brethren) the use of 'cheers' as a way to end a conversation.  :-P

I think I had better stop now. Off to reassess my life.  :-C

Say Hello / Re: Welcome Melba
« on: February 03, 2016, 02:17:33 PM »
Yes, a hearty toast to Melba.

Aw shucks, that makes me feel all warm and toasty inside ensiform.  Thanks  :D

Words / Re: rissole common?
« on: February 01, 2016, 02:26:25 PM »
Not wanting to sidetrack anyone on this most interesting of discussions on US English vs English English, I can confirm that, as a dyed in the wool New South Welsh(wo)man, the term rissole to describe an RSL club would be almost universally understood in my home state.  However, I have never heard the term 'rissole culture' - I think I will have to investigate that further.

As a teenager, and to be honest, even to this day, it was common to farewell friends (and those family members with a well developed sense of humour) with a cry of 'see you round like a rissole' complete with the requisite squeaky sound 'eh eh', at the end of the phrase. (Impossible to fully convey that delightfully irreverent sound in text  :'( ) .  I love the idea that it might have been coined by the folks behind 'The Aunty Jack Show'. Not necessarily a show that would appeal to everyone - the lead character was "a motorcycling transvestite boxer' who would threaten to 'rip your bloody arms off' if her directions were not followed. It used to have my family in fits of laughter when we watched it.  (I need to state here and now that I wasn't old enough to watch it when it first aired on the ABC in the very early 1970's, but the repeats never lost their sparkle.)

And one more snippet about 'The Aunty Jack Show' - another iconic figure first appeared, albeit briefly, on the show, everyone's favourite un-personality from Wollongong - Norman Gunston.

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