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Re: Shame on You!  •  May 1, 2004, 9:37pm  •  0 vote

That must be a family idiom, or a regionalism. Here in my family in California, the "shamer" makes a fist, extends and points the index finger at the shamee, and shakes the finger up and down near

Re: Over-the-counter  •  May 1, 2004, 9:35pm  •  0 vote

This is an example of where the language is lagging behind the mercantile world I am a native speaker of American, which is not at all the same as a native speaker of English, British or any of tho

Re: Trouble with Trouble  •  May 1, 2004, 9:21pm  •  0 vote

trouble is a troubling word. It is a word common in the African American vernacular (as so deftly captured by anonymous). the "done" verb form seems to be an African-Americanism, or perhaps from

Re: Weird name  •  May 1, 2004, 9:13pm  •  0 vote

Gimp is also a long plastic lace or thread, flat elliptical in cross section, that comes in many colors that can be used to weave or braid in hand crafts (related to guimpe but completely different.)

Re: Following the Joe  •  May 1, 2004, 9:06pm  •  0 vote

I am thinking that every language has a specialized farm and agricultural vocabulary, that isn't in common use. "jackass" has become metaphorical for a stupid, stubborn fellow (it isn't really idioma

Re: Following the Joe  •  May 1, 2004, 8:54pm  •  0 vote

Common names for equids. Well. Horses (equus caballus); asses or donkeys (same species different name) (equus asinus). Ass (the correct term) donkeys (English usage) or burro (Spanish colloquial)