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Author Topic: Sun., 12/6 Gail Grabowski  (Read 894 times)

magus

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Sun., 12/6 Gail Grabowski
« on: December 06, 2015, 09:49:31 AM »
THEME:   letter reversals in phrases change their meanings
   
GOOD ONES:     
Where mixologists learn the ropes?   TRAINING BAR [bra]   
Complaint department?   CRAB COUNTER [carb]   
Traffic stoppers?   NARC [narcotic traffic]   
Tweeting source  NEST [I thought some computer communication I know nothing about]   
Made judgments on diamonds   UMPED [baseball, not jewels]   
Short lines at the register?  UPC [bar codes on packages]   
Round fig.   CIRC [not est.]   
Bath quantity?   LITRE [works both as an English measure in general or a means of measuring bath water]   
Mower handle?   DEERE [the name not the mower part, but handle is so last century!]   
Romantic evening switch   DIMMER [phew!]   
Shot contents   DOSE [I thought liquor but don’t know why as I don't drink the stuff]   
It may be dry or sparkling   WIT [I thought wines which I do drink]   
   
BTW:   
Split-resistant lumber   TEAK [perhaps that's why it's so costly]   
   
Rouen relative   ONCLE [I'd go with the film "Mon ___"]   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

Thomps2525

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Re: Sun., 12/6 Gail Grabowski
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 04:29:27 PM »
To most Americans, the words litre and centre probably seem odd.....although we don't seem to object to theater being spelled as theatre. Actually, it is our own spelling of "liter" which is odd. This is from Grammarist.com:

"Liter is the preferred spelling in American English and litre is preferred in all other main varieties of English. The word is much less common in American English than elsewhere because Americans generally use U.S. customary units rather than the metric system which other English-speaking countries use. In American English, liter comes up mostly in reference to beverages (for some reason) and foreign cars."

http://grammarist.com/spelling/liter-litre/

In our next lesson, we'll discuss "kerb" and "gaol."

 


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