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message 1: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments Don't ask how I found this list of interactive grammar quizzes...but for those of us learning, updating, or polishing our facility with the English language, it could prove to be a useful online reference.


message 2: by M (new)

M What a great title for a thread!


message 3: by Scribble (last edited Oct 29, 2010 11:14AM) (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments "What a great title for a thread!"

Thank you, M (bows low, sweeping off plumed hat). High praise, indeed.

Sorry about the content let-down! :D


message 4: by M (new)

M Don't give up on the content! My doctor has told me to avoid all things serious, so I must scrupulously avoid learning more about grammar. Whenever something this way comes, however, it's usually something wicked, and I can have all I want of that.


message 5: by Jana (new)

Jana thank you, thank you, thank you!


message 6: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments "thank you, thank you, thank you!"

(makes another low bow). Your most humble servant, my lady.


message 7: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Hyatt-James (sandyhyatt-james) It's brilliant!


message 8: by Scribble (last edited Nov 01, 2010 06:36AM) (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments (sweeps the floor with plumed hat in Sandy's direction). My lady, you are too kind.


message 9: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments Yes, a great title indeed!

But, alas, I, as M, must avoid any addition of serious stimuli!

Juggling with both hands and two feet at the moment.

But Kudos to you for creating this thread!

Some great stuff attached to those links! :-)
Suz


message 10: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 16001 comments Mod
Omigawd. All the stuff I didn't learn in school.


message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10401 comments I needed this when I was in school. I guess school is in session. Thanks GN


message 12: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments My Swedish great-grandfather was living in Melbourne in a time before social security. He had a wife and three young children (more came later) and fell upon hard times. Being very artistic, he used his skills to create fake coins. However, he was found out and imprisoned. The crime was "uttering coins."
So be careful talking about money! Lol.


message 13: by M (new)

M I knew Jan had an interesting background! Her great-grandfather was a counterfeiter.


message 14: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10401 comments Mine were bootleggers.


message 15: by M (new)

M With any luck, they left some buried in the cellar!


message 16: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments M wrote: "I knew Jan had an interesting background! Her great-grandfather was a counterfeiter."

Oh M, if only you knew! By the way M, did you know one of your neighbours almost got a mention in word of the day?


message 17: by M (new)

M Really? Is it the actor who has a house across the lake?


message 18: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10401 comments Nah it was Maud


message 19: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments I've heard rumors of horse thieves in my ancestral legacy....aren't we the motley bunch???


message 20: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10401 comments I use to have a customer who was kin to Cole Younger.

Cole Younger Pictures, Images and Photos


message 21: by Scribble (last edited Nov 02, 2010 12:50PM) (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments My great-grandfather owned a row of houses, at the turn of the last century, in Pitt St, Sydney. He was something of a betting man, I'm told. The reason why the houses are no longer in the family is not because of cards, but a keg of rum. Also the reason why my great-grandmother divorced him.


message 22: by Jana (new)

Jana Gabi wrote: "That's wonderful. Those count & non-count nouns turned up again, I see. (Bad pennies)

Jana a bad penny is a counterfeit, (false) coin. In the old days when a penny could buy a lunch for 4, if you ..."


thank you, no it made perfect sense.


message 23: by M (new)

M But not perfect cents!


message 24: by M (new)

M I like the clothes they have on! People wear such awful clothes these days.


message 25: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments You seriously must eyeball this !


message 26: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Wow!!! How do I bookmark it?


message 27: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments Debbie wrote: "Wow!!! How do I bookmark it?"

Check out the comments at the bottom of your profile page, I've left you a surprise!


message 28: by Scribble (last edited Nov 12, 2010 04:56AM) (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments Calling all L&G heavyweights!!! (Lightweights will need to provide extra credentials).

Weigh in here to elucidate your opinion on this most riveting of topics.


message 29: by M (new)

M Leggy blondes?


message 30: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments Positive there are certainly those strolling around.


message 31: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (scribbleorca) | 631 comments All accolades to be delivered to Savvy Suz, please!

Rescuers of Riches Unite!


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