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  1. Yourjones
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    all about the wind

    Hi,

    It's really windy today. I happened to see this on my way home and I've been wondering:

    1. what that type of advertisement on the side of a building called. (better a generic term rather than a really 'professional' one)
    2. what the wind has done to it.
    3. what its motion is when wind blows at it. (flutter? flap? blow?)

    Thanks a lot for your help.
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    Re: all about the wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Hi,

    It's really windy today. I happened to see this on my way home and I've been wondering:

    1. what that type of advertisement on the side of a building called. (better a generic term rather than a really 'professional' one)
    2. what the wind has done to it.
    3. what its motion is when wind blows at it. (flutter? flap? blow?)

    Thanks a lot for your help.
    I would call it a billboard. The wind has loosened the attachment. Once it is loose, I would say "flapping in the breeze".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The wind has loosened the attachment.
    Thanks a lot. But I'm just not sure if 'loosen' really means what the wind has done to the billboard. Is 'tear' or 'rip' also acceptable?

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    Re: all about the wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Thanks a lot. But I'm just not sure if 'loosen' really means what the wind has done to the billboard. Is 'tear' or 'rip' also acceptable?
    Possibly, but it looks like one panel has come loose. I don't see a rip or a tear.

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    Re: all about the wind

    I thought the poster was made of either stiff paper or some kind of fabric and had ripped straight down the middle. I would have said it had torn/ripped and was now blowing/flapping in the wind.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I thought the poster was made of either stiff paper or some kind of fabric and had ripped straight down the middle. I would have said it had torn/ripped and was now blowing/flapping in the wind.
    In my experience, they are usually put up in several panels, not a single piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I thought the poster was made of either stiff paper or some kind of fabric and had ripped straight down the middle. I would have said it had torn/ripped and was now blowing/flapping in the wind.
    Many thanks for both your kind help. An additional question: What are the motions of a willow's trunk and its numerous long twigs?

    I know probably the trunk (or the tree) sways, but I don't know if it is right to say the twigs swing, blow, or what. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: all about the wind

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would call it a billboard. The wind has loosened the attachment. Once it is loose, I would say "flapping in the breeze".
    I wouldn't call it a billboard. It looks to me like fabric on a frame.

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