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Old 01-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #421
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BTW, "to be on sale" means both "to be released" and "to be at a lower price", doesn't it? Is it only in US English? (the second meaning) Thank you
On sale = lower price. For sale = released and being sold.

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Patience not being one of my virtues.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #422
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The wait is going to kill us. Can it be on purpose? (telepathy induced mass murder test)

Kobo Mini and Kobo Touch are marked down right now I'll try to hold on until the drawing but since my registration here, my dear Sony 650 seems upset. I'd better have this issue covered, if I don't want to end up empty handed in the middle of a chapter (again)

BTW, "to be on sale" means both "to be released" and "to be at a lower price", doesn't it? Is it only in US English? (the second meaning) Thank you
On sale is different from For sale in English.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:50 AM   #423
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Thank you Stitchawl and DaleDe
I remember now (that you've told me, that is ). I guess I've been confused by some topic titles and I started to second-guess myself. Since I was exhausted after a long commute by bike, my thoughts were clouded and I couldn't make sense of many things

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Everyone is so busy at this time of year, it must be difficult to run a forum like this one while managing day to day business
Anything worth having is worth waiting for, isn't it?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #424
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Anything worth having is worth waiting for, isn't it?

I have NEVER been a fan of delayed gratification...

This makes life difficult for my wife around my birthday. If I've seen something that I wanted, I buy it then and there. When my birthday rolls around there is nothing that I've indicated wanting that she can get as a present for me. She's forced to get rather 'creative...'


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Old 01-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #425
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On sale is different from For sale in English.

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Not necessarily in UK English in my experience.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #426
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Not necessarily in UK English in my experience.
Sorry, I didn't make it clear but the original comment was about American English. I was referencing in context to that comment. Yes, I know the biggest separation between England and the US is a common language.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #427
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Hmmmm ... do you actively eat chicken now?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #428
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DING! DING! Correct answer!

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #429
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We would. And Poohbear wouldn't dare come after us.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #430
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Adding "bloodthirsty & hungry ferrets" to my list of victims ....
gosh, this sequel will write itself!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #431
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Adding "bloodthirsty & hungry ferrets" to my list of victims ....
gosh, this sequel will write itself!
As I was written into the last novel, shouldn't I get royalties?


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Old 01-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #432
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As I was written into the last novel, shouldn't I get royalties?


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Since you were still (presumably) alive at the end .... NO!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:58 AM   #433
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Hey, all this talk reminds me ... Poohbear_nc, did you ever find that non-edible avatar?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #434
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Hey, all this talk reminds me ... Poohbear_nc, did you ever find that non-edible avatar?
*sob* Sadly .... no ... running for my life will continue in 2013!
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Me too...

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