Help with English

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Saint, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    My body is my temple.
    One's body is one's temple.
    Our bodies are our temples.
     
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  3. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    "My body lies over the ocean
    My body lies over the sea
    My body lies over the ocean
    O bring back my body to me"

    though I may have misheard that

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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I always liked the chant "bringing in the sheep".....

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  7. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, the song for when astral projection goes wrong!

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    I always thought it was about a girl called Bonnie, but turns out bonnie just means girl/lass.
     
  8. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Bonnie Prince Charlie, I thought.
    Did he not flee Scotland after defeat in battle dressed as a woman (to France, I suppose)?

    EDIT: there is an adolescent "one skin" version that may still do the rounds

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  9. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Ooh, hadn't heard that.
    If the time it was written fits then I guess it could have been about him.
     
  10. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I think lots of "nursery rhymes" were in fact political "pamphlets"

    "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Mary,_Quite_Contrary is the example I am most familiar with.
     
  11. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  12. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I think "bonny baby" is fairly common.
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    And yet one has two temples which are only a small part of one's body. Something doesn't add up.
     
  14. river Valued Senior Member

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    Oh it does add up .

    Dave is trying to tell you that the health of your body matters .
     
  15. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Answer all questions on/in the answer booklet provided.

    in or on?
     
  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Is it possible that these temples address the two functions of the brain? Anil Seth explains this curious duality of brain functions.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_how_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality

    I believe I have posted this before in another thread, but seems appropriate here also.
     
  17. river Valued Senior Member

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  18. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    In

    If you have to open/close the booklet then it should be "in".
    If it's just a single sheet of paper then it would "on".
     
  19. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I can't find a suitable candidate to fill up a vacant post in my office.
    Do I need "up"?
     
  20. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    No.
    Fill up is more for liquids into a container, when you want the liquid to go to the top, but even then the "up" is often not used.
    You fill holes, vacancies, gaps etc.
     
  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    We have these things in English called "jokes".
     
  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    He certainly is not. He is responding directly to the OP's question:
    Note to self: always use the quote feature, so people don't get confused.
     
  23. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Take something with a grain of salt.

    Why salt?
     

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