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Prolagus commented on the word tortoise shell
oops! I thought "a good figure" was the opposite of "a poor figure", sorry!There is no excuse for the other one.Except that it was 2 am.Thank you sionnach - and bilby!
July 8, 2008
bilby commented on the word tortoise shell
The Italian fare una bella figura has a wider sense, including for example to give a positive impression.
sionnach commented on the word tortoise shell
Dear Pro:"and cut a good figure 99.97% of the times."Forgive my presumption for commenting on your (normally impeccable) usage, but there are two issues with this phrase - (i) standard usage would be 'X% of the time' (not times)(ii) 'cut a good figure' is probably not the expression you are looking for here, as it typically refers to someone's appearance or demeanor:e.g. "Algernon cut a fine figure in his purple corduroy knickers"my guess is that you wanted to say "and be correct 99.97% of the time".Again, forgive my presumption if I am wrong about what you meant to say.
plethora commented on the word tortoise shell
I had a tortoise shell cat until I was 15. She was older than I am now.
What I like about tortoise shell cats is that you can ask their owners "what's her name?" and cut a good figure 99.97% of the times.A friend of mine had a male tortoise shell cat, though.
littleclaw commented on the word tortoise shell
a little soft and creamy coloured kitten with slate grey eyes.