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Joe

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1. Does "sit at a computer" make sense? I want to say, "sit in front of a computer". What would you say?

2. I do not like one particular dish, while some people enjoy it. Can I call it "a dish not in my taste"?

3. I am wearing the same clothes as others. While they are not feeling a thing, I feel cold and want to put on more. In this case, can I say, "I am a bit sensitive to cold weather"? Or what would you say about this "I"? (to characterize/describe this kind of person)

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1. Does "sit at a computer" make sense? I want to say, "sit in front of a computer". What would you say?

They both make sense. However, 'in front of'doesn't go with every verb. With 'work',for example, I'd only use 'at'. ;-)

2. I do not like one particular dish, while some people enjoy it. Can I call it "a dish not in my taste"?

'Not to my taste'.
3. I am wearing the same clothes as others. While they are not feeling a thing, I feel cold and want to put on more. In this case, can I say, "I am a bit sensitive to cold weather"? Or what would you say about this "I"? (to characterize/describe this kind of person)

I'd say 'I feel the cold'.
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tdol said:
3. I am wearing the same clothes as others. While they are not feeling a thing, I feel cold and want to put on more. In this case, can I say, "I am a bit sensitive to cold weather"? Or what would you say about this "I"? (to characterize/describe this kind of person)

I'd say 'I feel the cold'.
;-)

tdol, I am looking for a word to describe this person's feeling-the-cold quality, say, some word or phrase to fill in the blank:

I (am)_____. I always wear more than others.

Or how would you put it? :)
 

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Joe said:
tdol said:
3. I am wearing the same clothes as others. While they are not feeling a thing, I feel cold and want to put on more. In this case, can I say, "I am a bit sensitive to cold weather"? Or what would you say about this "I"? (to characterize/describe this kind of person)

I'd say 'I feel the cold'.
;-)

tdol, I am looking for a word to describe this person's feeling-the-cold quality, say, some word or phrase to fill in the blank:

I (am)_____. I always wear more than others.

Or how would you put it? :)

I feel the cold (i.e., more so than others do).
I'm sensitive to the cold. ('the cold' meaning, cold temperatures)
I can't take the cold.
I'm thin-skinned.
The cold goes right through me.
 

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If you have to say 'am', then I'd say 'I am sensitive to the cold'.;-)
 

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Thanks- it's parkie out there.;-)
 

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tdol said:
Thanks- it's parkie out there.;-)

Is that a play on parka? Do tell. :D

You know, when I lived in the Yukon (Psst, next to Alaska), we had this 'defrosting' contraption hooked up to the ceiling of the outhouse: two heat lamps, the kind you see in restaurant kitchens. In 78 below celsius temperatures, skin and "bench" frost merge as one! :shock:
 

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It means cold- I don't think it comes from parka- it's used in the north of England. We don't go below a few degrees negative, so we can keep our skin. ;-)
 
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