Trouble with worms
January 9, 2012 8:49am CST
Funny how one single letter changes the whole meaning of a sentence, isn't it? I set myself a "Readers Digest" type conundrum today, when I was desperately searching for a single word to describe an event that takes place every two years - in this case a trade fair in Europe. I and my daughter thought biannual, but this turns out to mean something happening twice yearly. The correct word, dear reader, is biennual which, according to the Free Dictionary Online, refers to something: "Happening every second year, or lasting or living for two years." No wonder my biennials didn't flower this year! I'm now sending this to the Readers Digest dictionary quiz, in the hope of receiving the princely sum of a £10 book token. Sometimes, the first answer to pop into your head isn't always the right one! Cheers.
• Pamplona, Spain
10 Jan 12
Hiya jazzsue, As to yet I can´t get my Garden together as we still have to have that awful green material on top of the Soil as I need a good lot of cash to get someone to help us to do the Garden. Was so looking forward to be able to plant just any old Flower let alone any other. Really its not worth me putting flowers in of any sort as my Dog digs everything up so I will have to wait for all of that. So it might just be two years before mine bloom at all be they Daffodils or Daisies or Roses lol.xxx One letter in a word can change a meaning that is very true. Somebody here in the House misunderstood me completely and reacted quite badly to what I was saying all because of one letter change in a word.xxx
28 Jan 12
Sometimes, I read a piece of complete gibberish on the 'net where the writer has quite obviously gone down the "sounds like ... so must be" route. Lucky for you your garden is GREEN. Mine's a mud patch courtesy of one mad dalmatian and the fact we're next door to a water meadow and river. I chucked down gravel. It sank.
• Pamplona, Spain
2 Feb 12
Hiya JS, Well not its awful material you cannot sweep with a yardbrush because I have yet to find one and to keep it clean with a Dog like mine I don´t think I have to mention much about that on here. Mine would also be a mud patch if I had all that lifted up at the moment as it would take time to dry out also. Lol the gravel sank. You must spend lot of time cleaning up after him as well like I do.xxx
9 Jan 12
I tend to hush and mis out on that faluabous commondy of being taken seriously. Can I help it if in my fast paced deducting can not speel or pout together one sentance in a logical order when my brain says oh yes you can but woe is me how do I communicate these wonderful thoughts to others. For me it is albout slowing down or find a paysend secretary alright, litterary assistant, that, will, painstakenly, flowlow all my misgivings.