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Whatever / Re: environment
« on: July 05, 2015, 05:06:14 AM »
2 nations divided by a common language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whatever / Re: So...
« on: June 12, 2015, 06:21:14 AM »
I was always taught by my junior school teachers that a sentence should "never begin with and or but or so" and I don't like this trend but I hate "you know" far far more!! I don't think that"fashion" or "trends"are an excuse. Fashion is fickle and should not be applied to the  basic building blocks of grammar.

Words / Re: Treepie
« on: May 10, 2015, 04:32:15 AM »
Linda    I need to know after all these posts  if you (like me) were scared by a bird whilst in your pram?? I am also scared of the feathery fiends and have been pleased to discover a fellow sufferer. Otherwise I can only think it's a North of England affliction! I have to say though that I am a dog person. Sorry!!

Words / Re: rounders
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:40:18 AM »
If rounders is promoted to a common word on Chi it will probably need to go back to being uncommon in another generation as it has recently been publicised in the UK that rounders is being removed from the list of approved sports studied in the GCSE Physical Education Examination. As a number of articles in the news have said it is a shame as it is mainly a girls / women's team game and there is currently an advertising campaign aimed at encouraging more female participation in exercise regimes! Funnily enough it was the only game that I enjoyed playing at school (permanent first reserve in the school team!!)

Words / Re: New word suggestion
« on: December 31, 2014, 02:41:14 AM »
Ah birdy there you have the crux of the matter.............. working these words (and many other chi words) into conversation. I think my personal definition of common or uncommon is probably based on the probability of this happening if not in my day to day life but at least in that of a person I may meet but would still have a sporting chance of understanding!!!!! Whether or not a word is common or uncommon is probably not my particular passion. I just like learning new words and trying to make my middle aged brain remember a few of them.

Words / Re: Seignior common?
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:21:55 AM »
oops!! That will teach me to try to keep up with people with higher education than me!!

Words / Re: Seignior common?
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:14:49 AM »
Is that not where the phrase droit de seignior comes from ie the local bigwig giving himself the right to be a little too friendly with the local maidens? I still didn't get the word mind you!!

Whatever / Re: Remembrance Day
« on: November 10, 2014, 05:53:39 AM »
My family too were incredibly lucky in both Wars and we were all grateful. I have quite a lot of information relating to one of my Grandfathers in the First War and I have been putting this onto a superb web site called Lives of the First world War which aims to remember as many of the participants in the war as possible from all Nations and all Forces and eventually the non combatant participants (one of my Grandmothers was a Munitions Worker- also known as a Canary Girl -and I hope to input information to mark her contribution) including Conscientious Objectors etc. I am trying to find out more about my other Grandfather too. I think it is important that we all remember the sacrifices our forebears made in order for us to live the lives that we do. It is also important that we all learn that such sacrifices need to be avoided in the future if at all possible. Nations and cultures need to live and work together whilst retaining their separate identities.

Words / Re: punnet common?
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:48:57 AM »
OK . I know what a punnet is as I am English and also reasonably ( but not to a show off ! level ) well read but I don't know what Ngram is as I am computer illiterate. Question?? Which is the worst crime to Chi users?

Whatever / Re: a very spoiled cat
« on: October 09, 2014, 05:02:17 AM »
Hi anona. Yes That is a perfect definition of "faddy". Never been to Wales but at least I see possibilities of communicating if I ever do!

Whatever / Re: a very spoiled cat
« on: October 09, 2014, 05:01:39 AM »
Hi anona. Yes That is a perfect definition of "faddy". Never been to Wales but at least I see possibilities of communicating if I ever do!

Whatever / Re: a very spoiled cat
« on: October 07, 2014, 04:14:58 AM »
I know it has travelled to Cumbria because i now live there and use "faddy"!!!

Whatever / Re: a very spoiled cat
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:06:31 AM »
I now know that "faddy" is a word that has not travelled far from the County of Yorkshire! Gravy is made from meat juices (not just beef) and can be left as is or thickened. It is also gravy when it is the liquid in a stew (casserole).

Whatever / Re: a very spoiled cat
« on: October 06, 2014, 05:03:32 AM »
I am more of a doggy person than a cat person. My first dog was a Cairn Terrier given to me by my parents when I was 11 years old. He was a faddy eater and eventually we discovered that he would happily eat freshly cooked beef but it must be dry (no gravy allowed!). This was fine at home but my elder brother lived in Scotland (we were in the North of England) and when we visited the cost of fresh meat for the dog was at that time about 3 or 4 times what it was at home. Mother decided that the dog would have tinned dog food on the next visit and like it. However she felt that he ought to have a chance to get used to it prior to the next visit and so a tin was opened and put into his dish. The dog kept looking at the food but not eating. After 2 days (Mother held her nerve) he still had not eaten. That evening he went again into the kitchen and we heard the noise of a dogs nose in the food dish. Mother whispered that she had won but a few seconds later in walked the dog with some tinned meat in his mouth which he proceeded to place at Mothers feet and then he walked away and sat in his basket. Gracefully admitting defeat Mother found some fresh beef and Sandy never saw tinned meat in his dish again!

The Daily Quest / Re: a coincidence
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:40:36 AM »
I usually half watch TV and half "do" Chi and so many times a word associated with the TV programme jumps out at me! Mind you the fact that I do 2 things at once is also probably the reason that I miss the same regular words so often too!!

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