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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
arty
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When Medical terms are spoken, they sound like ...

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In Reply To: nipper's post @ Feb 10 2018, 02:31 PM

"Go to Whoa" makes sense. Whoa is the Stop command given to a horse or horses.

Of course, given the woes our steel, and generally our entire manufacturing, industry finds itself in, Auntie's alternative spelling is understandable.



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I trade daily, but I am not a licensed adviser. Whether you find my ideas reasonable or not: The only person responsible for your actions is YOU.
I follow two rules: (1) There are no sacred truths. All assumptions must be critically examined. Arguments from authority are worthless. (2) Whatever is inconsistent with observed facts must be discarded or revised. We must understand the Market as it is and not confuse how it is with how we wish it to be. (inspired by Carl Sagan)
 
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We used to have a proper steel industry in Australia from go and woe, but at the moment it's more to do with...
it could be that's what they really meant, though 'whoa' is more commonly used.
(ABC ; of course ) http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-10/p...ection=business



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ďThis is really concerning, fortunately, itís not something that happens every day and I donít for a second want to underscore how serious this incident is.Ē


Premier Gladys of NSW.

Maybe she meant "understate", not "underscore". Not uncommon for pollies to say the exact opposite of what they mean.

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arty
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Jan 7 2018, 06:54 PM

maybe that's the problem?
Had they hired proper Technicians, the power might have been restored many hours ago!



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It wasn't even a cliffhanger !! laugh.gif

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Australia is on the precipice of victory on the fifth afternoon in Sydney,
ABC of course
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-08/t...ve-blog/9310202

- and on the brink of being informed by idiots



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The spokeswoman said technitions were working to restore power to the affected areas.


Wrong spelling "decition" . biggrin.gif

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Put a smile on my face.

 
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Dec 18 2017, 03:03 PM

it's an Americanism. Yanks like to careen from one disaster into another.



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I follow two rules: (1) There are no sacred truths. All assumptions must be critically examined. Arguments from authority are worthless. (2) Whatever is inconsistent with observed facts must be discarded or revised. We must understand the Market as it is and not confuse how it is with how we wish it to be. (inspired by Carl Sagan)
 
 


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