Logo
Registered Members Login:
   
Forgotten Your Details? Click Here To Recover +
Welcome to ShareScene - Talk Shares And Take Stock With Australia's Sharemarket Community - New Here? Click To Register >

91 Pages (Click to Jump) V   1 2 3 4 > »    
 
  
Reply to this topic

"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
mullokintyre
post Posted: Dec 13 2014, 04:47 AM
  Quote Post


Posts: 1,154
Thanks: 306


Austy strikes again.

QUOTE
The disappointed skipper said the duel tons are not something he is focusing on at the moment.

"It was a disappointing four days to be honest. We've been outplayed and the result reflects the way both teams played," Voges said.


Adama Vogues scored two centuries in one match. Obviously both were fighting centuries.

Mick



--------------------
sent from my Olivetti Typewriter.
 
arty
post Posted: Dec 3 2014, 10:03 PM
  Quote Post


Posts: 12,270
Thanks: 2969


In Reply To: balance's post @ Dec 3 2014, 06:40 PM

Heard amongst an ABC Radio news bulletin today:
"He murdered her to death"

And another which is all too frequent:
"which do you think is the most unique out of these?"

... which also reminds me of the old reassuring:
"Of course, my dear child, you are most special. Just like everybody else."



--------------------
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)
 
balance
post Posted: Dec 3 2014, 06:40 PM
  Quote Post


Posts: 5,173
Thanks: 372


Just one letter missing makes quite a difference. whoops!



--------------------
Day Trader: Lowest form of life in the known universe.
Shorter: Can limbo under a day trader.
Investor: Salt of the Earth.Sits to the right of God (Warren Buffet)
Share prices are only ever manipulated down.
Paper losses are not really losses.
Chat site posters always know better & know more than anyone about anything.
I'm 29.
The cheque is in the mail.
 
henrietta
post Posted: Nov 16 2014, 09:07 AM
  Quote Post


Posts: 3,652
Thanks: 481


QUOTE
The smoke has settled ....


The above in another forum.

And I guess that the dust has cleared.

Cheers
J

 
draughtsman
post Posted: Nov 13 2014, 12:40 PM
  Quote Post


Posts: 480
Thanks: 191


Describing a golfer on the US circuit who seems to be in all sorts of trouble - legally, philanderly, financially and drugwise I thought this description reasonably colourful.

Then again, Johnson is not exactly regarded as golf's foremost man of letters. Many of his detractors have long agreed that this lanky son of South Carolina has a bag of cement for a brain, as reflected in Rick Reilly's famous remark that "Dustin is so dense, light bends around him".



--------------------
draughtsman

You don't know what you don't know
 
nipper
post Posted: Nov 10 2014, 11:03 AM
  Quote Post


Posts: 1,440
Thanks: 548


In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Nov 10 2014, 07:52 AM

could be Hinglish? poorly constructed paragraph



--------------------
"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time."
- Dr John Hussman
 


alonso
post Posted: Nov 10 2014, 08:58 AM
  Quote Post


Posts: 2,323
Thanks: 50


In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Nov 10 2014, 07:52 AM

I'm assuming this is some media report. Would they dare they use predictive text in their processing?
I thought that was just for mobile phones but then I'm a tech illiterate.



--------------------
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true"

"What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom." Adam Smith
 
henrietta
post Posted: Nov 10 2014, 07:52 AM
  Quote Post


Posts: 3,652
Thanks: 481


QUOTE
The remote village of Longwa, with Myanmar’s dense forests on one side and India’s rich agricultural lands on the other, is home to the fierce Konyak Naga tribe. The largest of 16 tribes living in the remote northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, the Konyaks were warriors with brutal pasts, using inter-village fights to accede land and ascertain power. As such, Konyak villages are situated on ridge tops, so they can easily monitor and identify an enemy attack. (Neelima Vallangi)


Maybe it's just predictive text error, but both " accede" and " ascertain" are used wrongly as far as I'm concerned ........ and it's only Monday morning !! wacko.gif


Cheers
J

 
henrietta
post Posted: Aug 31 2014, 08:18 AM
  Quote Post


Posts: 3,652
Thanks: 481


In Reply To: balance's post @ Aug 30 2014, 10:08 PM

a parent ly !! biggrin.gif

Cheers
J

 
balance
post Posted: Aug 30 2014, 10:08 PM
  Quote Post


Posts: 5,173
Thanks: 372


Irony. and grammar.



--------------------
Day Trader: Lowest form of life in the known universe.
Shorter: Can limbo under a day trader.
Investor: Salt of the Earth.Sits to the right of God (Warren Buffet)
Share prices are only ever manipulated down.
Paper losses are not really losses.
Chat site posters always know better & know more than anyone about anything.
I'm 29.
The cheque is in the mail.
 
 


91 Pages (Click to Jump) V   1 2 3 4 > » 

Back To Top Of Page
Reply to this topic


You agree through the use of ShareScene.com, that you understand and accept the TERMS OF USE.


TERMS OF USE  -  CONTACT ADMIN  -  ADVERTISING