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Old 8th July 2012, 14:30   #1636
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My first question on this thread. What does the expression "elbow grease" mean.? Ive read it all over tbhp.
Recent Example- "Most of the dirt can be removed by the pressure washer, only the hard ones require elbow grease."

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My first question on this thread. What does the expression "elbow grease" mean.? Ive read it all over tbhp.
Recent Example- "Most of the dirt can be removed by the pressure washer, only the hard ones require elbow grease."

Thanks.
In the above context, it means you'll have to rub REALLY hard to get rid of the dirt

Elbow grease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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It might be able to say costed in the sense of estimated, "I costed the manufacturing for that part.

Correct me if I'm wrong: my English is growing dim!

But, how much did the car cost? it cost 5 lakh. It will cost more next week, the prices the are going up.
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It might be able to say costed in the sense of estimated, "I costed the manufacturing for that part.

Correct me if I'm wrong: my English is growing dim!

But, how much did the car cost? it cost 5 lakh. It will cost more next week, the prices the are going up.
Wouldn't be able to, I haven't the foggiest. Agree with the rest, though.
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It might be able to say costed in the sense of estimated, "I costed the manufacturing for that part".
Correct usage would be, "I did the costing for that part", or, "I did the costing for the manufacture of that part".

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Correct me if I'm wrong: my English is growing dim!
It is not possible for something/anything to grow 'smaller'!
"My English is becoming dim", sounds right.
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the old you can't make a loss thing!

But dimness, I think, can increase, anad growing dim is accepted usage. I think.

Did you remember to include the staff tea allowance?

Oh yes, I costed that in.

... how does that sound?
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Oh yes, I costed that in.
... how does that sound?
Forced, if not wrong!

Oh yes, that's (been) included (in the costing).
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I really love/like this thread.
I have observed that nowadays, death kneel in place of death knell and whooping in place of whopping are being used very often.
Can't one check the meanings before typing, is it too hard, or only the spell check is considered sufficient by many.
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I have observed that nowadays, death kneel in place of death knell and whooping in place of whopping are being used very often.
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Planing in place of planning, breaks instead of brakes, site-seeing instead of sight-seeing, oh the list is endless....
The times, they are a changin'!
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Planing in place of planning, breaks instead of brakes, site-seeing instead of sight-seeing, oh the list is endless....
The times, they are a changin'!
Areated water (literally pronounced as air-ia-ted) instead of aerated (air-ated)

Why just the other day someone asked me if I had seen their web-sight.
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Why, just today I saw this in a bike thread: "I road it to my native place recently"!

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Oh yes, I costed that in.
That word is used as a verb in cost accounting parlance. Manager (Budget & Costing) is a common designation. I don't think it is wrong; somewhat like 'it will cost you dearly"!

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I have observed that nowadays, death kneel in place of death knell and whooping in place of whopping are being used very often.
Can't one check the meanings before typing, is it too hard, or only the spell check is considered sufficient by many.
Apart from the normal reason of poor spelling skills, I think even smart phones are responsible to some extent.

My phone sends incorrigible stuff sometimes, and I discover it only after the message is sent !!

I am not that tech-savvy, I guess.
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... That word is used as a verb in cost accounting parlance ... I don't think it is wrong; ...
So it is jargon, and not regular language? To the uninitiated lot, most such jargon would be wrong English, right?
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^^ May be, may be not! But if "it will cost you dearly" is not wrong, surely this also is not!
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My phone sends incorrigible stuff sometimes...
Is that really what you meant to say?

I suspect that it is the phone's auto-complete/correct that is incorrigible.

Many of us have something to do with costing or estimation at some time in our working life, so the jargon attached to it is not obscure.

As for seeing the sights, some would say that that is what the internet is about!
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