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1QUIZ - English pharases Empty QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 14:23

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
Do you know your 'bloody Nora' from as 'daft as a brush'?

If so how many out of ten can you get right?

I managed 5.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38007350

2QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 15:32

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
3 out of 10, and even they were guesses. Hopeless.

3QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 18:13

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
5/10

4QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Sun Nov 27 2016, 18:27

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
7 out of 10, but some choices were very ambiguous.

5QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 09:59

okocha

okocha
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Really interesting quiz. I scored 8, though I had to guess a couple.

6QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 11:34

DEANO82

DEANO82
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I got 6.

I don't know what an English pharases is though.

7QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 12:26

Bread2.0

Bread2.0
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Weren't they the blokes who had a pop at JC for smashing up that temple?

8QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 12:34

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
'Fighting like billyo' has always puzzled me. Never really got to the bottom of it,although I've see a few attempts at explaining it.

9QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Mon Nov 28 2016, 14:04

rammywhite

rammywhite
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
5/10.

Chuffin' Norah!!

10QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 09:29

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
5 / 10 but most were just guesses.

11QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 11:07

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
6/10. Some logical, some guesses.

12QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 11:21

okocha

okocha
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I've never understood the expression "by and large".

 How on earth did those words get juxtaposed to mean "on the whole"? A preposition and an adjective  together makes no sense!

13QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 17:24

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@okocha wrote:I've never understood the expression "by and large".

 How on earth did those words get juxtaposed to mean "on the whole"? A preposition and an adjective  together makes no sense!
I think it's a nautical term generally referring to the predominant wind direction.

14QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 19:12

okocha

okocha
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Thanks...but still doesn't make any sense.   "By" the what?       And "large" what? 

Suggestions please.     By the cringe and large fries?     By the left sail and large wind speeds?

No matter what nautical terms are being referred to, I fail to see how they can come together to mean "on the whole" as we would use the phrase.

15QUIZ - English pharases Empty Re: QUIZ - English pharases on Wed Nov 30 2016, 19:34

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@okocha wrote:Thanks...but still doesn't make any sense.   "By" the what?       And "large" what? 

Suggestions please.     By the cringe and large fries?     By the left sail and large wind speeds?

No matter what nautical terms are being referred to, I fail to see how they can come together to mean "on the whole" as we would use the phrase.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/by-and-large.html

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