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by crfriend
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Trying on clothes in-store
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Trying on clothes in-store

The skirts -- most of mine come from Goodwill or similar charity shops. Most of my heavyweight skirts came from Historical Emporium including a glorious heavy wool one that I wear when it's stupidly cold (like it was yesterday) and a selection of moderately heavy cotton "walking skirts". These are ...
by crfriend
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 525

Re: For English Language Lovers

There seem to be a number of authors who write entirely in the present tense when it is clear they are referring to events that happened in the past [...] I quite routinely "have fun" with time when writing, but then again I know what I'm doing and I'm doing it deliberately. Too, speculative fictio...
by crfriend
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Trying on clothes in-store
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Trying on clothes in-store

[...] I found some ankle length skirts of heavier material and/or more to my liking, long-lined skirts are surprisingly warm, more so than some slacks and jeans once were. Pair them with some longer heavy socks and you don't have to forego any comfort. Shhh. We don't want that little secret getting...
by crfriend
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

I, too, hope for successful recoveries. Because I now seem to have a dog involved in this fight; my lady-friend in Savannah has contracted the dratted thing again in spite of having had it once and being fully vaccinated -- and she's sick with it again. I'm beginning to wonder whether this is going ...
by crfriend
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 525

Re: For English Language Lovers

In the UK, I remember hearing "sodder" long ago (like, several decades), and probably from plumbers. But in electronics it seems to have been displaced entirely by solder. I don't think I've ever heard anyone speak of a soddering iron. https://www.circuitspecialists.com/blog/solder-not-sodder-the-s...
by crfriend
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

Freedomforall wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:57 pm
How are you feeling?
Indeed.

I hope you're on the mend and that your significant other is not too adversely affected.
by crfriend
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 525

Re: For English Language Lovers

The "l" is silent in "solder" so it only sounds like "sodder". The spelling is misleading. I have never heard the word spoken with the "l" pronounced.
by crfriend
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old time manly...
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Old time manly...

That made this old man crack a smile as well.
by crfriend
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

BTW what did you go for, shoe wise? I miss seeing your pics. I went for my black block heels. I took a shot or two of the rig because I was happy with it which I'll post once I get them out of the camera. It was a case of "all dressed up with nowhere to go" because yesterday was a holiday in additi...
by crfriend
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

I love your optimism, but I'm trying to be realistic. I suspect we have more in common here than might be at first construed. I've been a hard-nosed realist for much of my life, and all that's managed to do has been to leave me a disillusioned wishful thinker hoping for a more verdant and softer wo...
by crfriend
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 525

Re: For English Language Lovers

Bodycon wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:57 pm
How did the former UK colonies come to misspell so many words?
In at least one case, a deliberate dumbing-down of the language.
by crfriend
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 525

Re: For English Language Lovers

"A mere cat". That made my day!
by crfriend
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

I have seen, however, that even finding denim skirts without little girly touches like embroidered flowers or whatever can sometimes be a challenge. What's wrong with occasional touches of whimsy and lightness. I think the world needs more of that at the moment than it has in a very long time indee...
by crfriend
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 525

Re: For English Language Lovers

Why not? It keeps the illiterate confused.

Also, the plural of moose is "moose". Meese was a corrupt attorney General of the USA during the Reagan regime -- who even lowly folks like me could have afforded to bribe.
by crfriend
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: AP: Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

If we're going to wait for the Fashion world (capital "F" there, mind) to produce workable looks and styles for men we're going to have a very long wait indeed -- probably about two or three typical lifetimes, unless something happens by accident. I don't see acceptance being driven by the Fashion w...