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Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thanks and happy new year.
What does it mean to be positionally busted?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:36 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thanks and happy new year.
What does it mean to be positionally busted?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:22 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
You are repeating yourself ;)

Re: The English Language

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:44 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
😁 What does the comment "Grist for the mill!" mean?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:28 am
by Alex Holowczak
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:44 am
😁 What does the comment "Grist for the mill!" mean?
It means that the former programmer of the ECF grading software has fallen out with a miller, who is about to put him through a mill.

More seriously, take a look at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gristmill

Re: The English Language

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:15 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:28 am
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:44 am
😁 What does the comment "Grist for the mill!" mean?
It means that the former programmer of the ECF grading software has fallen out a miller, who is about to put him through a mill.

More seriously, take a look at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gristmill
I mean what does it mean in chess commentary after an exchange sac?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:54 pm
by Andy Stoker
Sac = Sacrifice

Exchange Sacrifice mean giving up Rook for Knight or Bishop

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_exchange_(chess)

Were you not able to look this up yourself?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:55 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
Andy Stoker wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:54 pm
Sac = Sacrifice

Exchange Sacrifice mean giving up Rook for Knight or Bishop

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_exchange_(chess)

Were you not able to look this up yourself?
I gave an example, I do know about exchange sac, but not "Grist for the mill*, as in:
Celebrity gossip is, of course, grist for the mill as far as the tabloids are concerned.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:57 pm
by Andy Stoker
My apologies - I misunderstood your post.

"Grist to the mill" means something that it is useful for a particular purpose or helps support someone's point of view.- https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dicti ... o-the-mill

So the tabloid newspapers print celebrity gossip (the grist to the mill) because people are interested in it and will buy the newspaper to read it.

Foolishly.

The newspaper wants to sell copies and the gossip helps them achieve that goal.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:02 pm
by David Sedgwick
Soheil, here is an example from literature about your country.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KPB ... &q&f=false

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:01 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Soheil, here is an example from literature about your country.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KPB ... &q&f=false
You mean an example of "Grist for the mill"? I didn't find that.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:42 am
by Andy Stoker
Please look again - 5 lines down in the first paragraph

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:54 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
This is what I am seeing
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Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:06 pm
by David Sedgwick
The link is not very user friendly.

If you google: All of these words - "Iran"; This exact phrase - "grist to the mill", you should be able to get to the right page of the book.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:51 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
Many thanks. But still confused
As I understood, the phrase can mean excuse, right?
Also, it can mean anything can be made useful.
Does it mean in my case that "anything is good"?

Context:
"Rxd7
Grist for the mill! Now c6 falls and I get all of my material back - with dividents!"