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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
nipper
post Posted: May 23 2018, 10:17 AM
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ May 23 2018, 09:40 AM

The sense I got (and I only found the paper ref, when I cross checked) was it was the inner area - possibly where a choir could be located - where the dignitaries sat. Definitely the language implied a space, not massed voices.



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In Reply To: nipper's post @ May 20 2018, 08:20 AM

The only thing I can find about "quire" is the number of sheets of paper. The only other reference was this ...
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archaic spelling of choir
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Was this what you were talking about, or have I missed the point ...... not unusual!

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Police have confirmed the woman who died after colliding with a bus in Brisbane’s CBD this morning was a 51-year-old from Samford Valley.

Senior Sergeant Simon Tayler said police received a phone call just after 7am today to say there had been an incident involving a pedestrian and a bus on the corner of Ann and Wharf streets.


Do pedestrians "collide" with a bus ??


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nipper
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From the Order of Proceedings
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Those in the Quire stand as Her Majesty is conducted to her place in the Quire.
and straight over to some "talking head" (no idea who, wasn't paying THAT much attention) who starts rabbiting on about the music to be played.



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henrietta
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The Age comes up with this ...

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Mr Turnbull, who also flocked to Gilmore recently in support of Ms Sudmalis, lauded her as a "phenomenal member" and a "persistent, persuasive and relentless advocate for her community".


Not quite sure how one person can "flock"........ perhaps he has multiple personalities.

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In today's ABC website -

Grattan on Friday: Peter Dutton's bid for more crime-fighting power has bought him a fight.

In the context of the following article nothing to do with the purchasing of something.

Bought brought bring brang and brung - always reminded from early school days of these words that aren't.



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In Reply To: arty's post @ May 4 2018, 03:36 PM

overthinking?

I have a subscription though my old job ..... and damned if I do, damned if I don't provide a link.






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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ May 4 2018, 12:41 PM

maybe, they do it on purpose so they can rope people in for a subscription.
I wanted to look at the context, clicked on the link you provided, and all that got me was a "Please Subscribe". But why should I?



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in a bid to create jobs and sure-up the manufacturing sector.
it's a(n on)shore thing

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-a...12e4ed56bcfe4ae



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne

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Well that's a bit weird. As you would expect, the Guardian refers to the the van "ploughing" into pedestrians in Toronto but unexpectedly for me the London Telegraph refers to the van "plowing" into pedestrians. Seeing how nationalistic the crew at the London Tele is I'm surprised they have allowed creeping Americanism onto their pages.

As an aside, there seems general agreement from news organisations that the vehicle "plowed" or "ploughed" into the people: from my sample only our auntie and the FT made the effort to avoid using the hackneyed term.



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