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Forum: General Chat August 10, 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,165
Posted By Sancho Panther
Speaking of the new Dean's wife "She'll soon be...

Speaking of the new Dean's wife "She'll soon be had as a matter of course".

Was thought to be an authentic Spoonerism, now discredited,
Forum: Vocabulary December 28, 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Sancho Panther
In UK you'd say "I'll stop that cat from coming...

In UK you'd say "I'll stop that cat from coming into my room".
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Sancho Panther
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=alvaro%20ciga...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=alvaro%20cigars&qs=HS&form=QBIR&sp=1&pq=alvaro%20cigars&sc=5-13&cvid=93E1AD5559CD4C0BA27D49FBBC8D550E

¡Así que están equivocados! ¿Verdad?
Forum: Grammar September 02, 2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Sancho Panther
Apellidos

Which is the stressed syllable on 'Alvaro', 'Alvarez' and possibly others? I believe it to be on the first "A" although I've never seen the written accent applied. Please advise.
Forum: Other Languages May 22, 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,018
Posted By Sancho Panther
I did notice the lower case 'e' - and I wondered...

I did notice the lower case 'e' - and I wondered why you employed it, surely the upper case 'E' is correct for the name of the language on both sides of the Atlantic?
Forum: General Chat March 19, 2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,554
Posted By Sancho Panther
It should be spelled 'disastrous' - in the...

It should be spelled 'disastrous' - in the interests of orthographical accuracy.
Forum: General Chat March 12, 2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sancho Panther
I must have missed the qualifying clause.

I must have missed the qualifying clause.
Forum: General Chat March 06, 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sancho Panther
OED - Oxford English Dictionary - all twenty...

OED - Oxford English Dictionary - all twenty massive volumes of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary
Forum: Translations February 19, 2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sancho Panther
My question was why would an extremeño repeatedly...

My question was why would an extremeño repeatedly pronounce it as calamari?

Singular = calamar
Plural = calamares
Català = calamars
Forum: Translations February 18, 2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sancho Panther
Yes I saw that, and wondered why he kept saying...

Yes I saw that, and wondered why he kept saying "Calamari".

I expect "Flamenquín" probably means "Flamenco style" - although Pizarro himself is actually extremeño, same as my wife's family.
Forum: General Chat February 18, 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By Sancho Panther
Adding 'de' to a Paternal Surname in Spain

A correspondent on an English talk-board has stated that in Spain it is illegal to prefix your paternal surname with an unauthorised 'de'. I'm fairly certain that I read somewhere that this could...
Forum: Vocabulary February 10, 2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sancho Panther
Very widely used in Spain - in fact I'd opened...

Very widely used in Spain - in fact I'd opened the topic intending to offer it but Davidísimo had beaten me to it.
Forum: Vocabulary February 07, 2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By Sancho Panther
Whenever I confirm holiday flat rentals etc. my...

Whenever I confirm holiday flat rentals etc. my (Spanish) wife always insists that I put "Un cordial saludo", whereas I always want to put "Un saludo cordial" - it just looks more correct to my eyes....
Forum: Vocabulary February 07, 2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By Sancho Panther
Right, got it! I'd always thought that there had...

Right, got it! I'd always thought that there had to be a clearer, more precise way to distinguish the two - and now I know!

Basically it's the same as the English 'identical' twins and...
Forum: Vocabulary February 06, 2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,499
Posted By Sancho Panther
Creo que "Ha pasado algun tiempo desde mi último...

Creo que "Ha pasado algun tiempo desde mi último post", estaría mejor.
Forum: Vocabulary February 06, 2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By Sancho Panther
Twins

Gemelos son idénticos y mellizos no, ¿verdad? ¿O viceversa?
Forum: Vocabulary February 03, 2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By Sancho Panther
Pinosilano;- That's actually bad English,...

Pinosilano;-


That's actually bad English, "Faster than the blink of an eye"' is far, far better

HTH
Forum: Vocabulary February 03, 2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Sancho Panther
People in the UK would be slightly baffled by...

People in the UK would be slightly baffled by "Roaming thoughts" - it's definitely not common usage, "Wandering thoughts" would be better understood.
Forum: Vocabulary January 28, 2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By Sancho Panther
What's the best closure? 'Un saludo', the more...

What's the best closure? 'Un saludo', the more formal 'Q.E.S.M'. (old- fashioned?), and the affectionate 'Un abrazo', and the even more affectionate 'Un beso'?
Forum: Translations January 27, 2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Sancho Panther
Does that only apply in Argentina though?

Does that only apply in Argentina though?
Forum: Vocabulary January 25, 2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,027
Posted By Sancho Panther
A 'body' of pathologists - that one from the...

A 'body' of pathologists - that one from the (Inspector) "Morse" tv series - when Morse queried the absence of the regular pathologist and being informed that he was attending a professional...
Forum: Vocabulary January 24, 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,027
Posted By Sancho Panther
Then there's:- An 'unkindness' of ravens!

Then there's:-

An 'unkindness' of ravens!
Forum: Vocabulary January 23, 2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,027
Posted By Sancho Panther
"Shoal" is the most widely used in the UK,...

"Shoal" is the most widely used in the UK, 'school' is mostly for very large fish, but I think it's 'pod' for whales though!

US usage will probably be different.
Forum: Vocabulary January 21, 2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,027
Posted By Sancho Panther
School of fish is another way of saying "Shoal"...

School of fish is another way of saying "Shoal" which is more widely used.
Forum: Translations January 19, 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Sancho Panther
In the UK an 'executor' merely administers the...

In the UK an 'executor' merely administers the wishes of the deceased as expressed in the will after probate is granted, the 'dirty dog' had his mother declared mentally incompetent and he decided...
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