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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
henrietta
post Posted: Jul 18 2014, 08:11 AM
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A " decimated " airliner ......... now that's different !!

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There was no sign of survivors at the crash site, where reporters saw horrific scenes of carnage with dozens of mutilated corpses and body parts strewn through the smouldering wreck of the decimated Boeing 777 airliner.


Seems like a horrific case of mistaken identity for the poor passengers and crew, What a disaster.

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arty
post Posted: Jul 1 2014, 03:41 PM
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In Reply To: alonso's post @ Jul 1 2014, 03:19 PM

so they need a sweetener, do they? biggrin.gif



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alonso
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"You may need a pay rise before buying a house in the countryside. People are being pushed out of rural areas because of souring house prices, says the National Housing Federation." - BBC



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alonso
post Posted: Jun 24 2014, 02:30 PM
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Jun 23 2014, 08:29 PM

OTOH it's more suggestive the way it is.



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henrietta
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Ms Meares is engaged to former INXS post-Michael Hutchence frontman Jon Stevens and the ex-wife of billionaire media mogul James Packer.


For want of the little verb "is", the meaning of the sentence is dramatically altered.
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joules mm1
post Posted: May 15 2014, 04:02 PM
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Trending on twitter today :

Attached File  worse_or_worst.gif ( 18.29K ) Number of downloads: 1


Requires little comment, really!



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henrietta
post Posted: May 9 2014, 08:32 AM
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And I suppose that extraordinarily just has too many syllables ......

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Stockpicking has been extraordinary challenging this year. The typical hedge fund had a year to date return slightly below zero as of April 30.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/ann...l#ixzz31ALi1rJE


And I also assume that " return slightly below zero" sounds better than " suffered a loss " .

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joules mm1
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"....this land of mistaken identity.....this kingdom of nepotism, this realm of hypocrisy, this.....England??
...like, misbin spoken innitt.... really, darl !! unsure.gif





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arty
post Posted: May 2 2014, 01:34 PM
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Mount Gibson has a "more optimal" board structure:
http://www.asx.com.au/asx/statistics/displ...;idsId=01512639

More appropriate maybe? Considering the company has grown backwards, less may indeed be more.



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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)
 
mullokintyre
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From our beloved ABC :

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Miniature train driver calls it a day at famous Gold Coast wildlife sanctuary

I gather the chap was less than 12 centimetres tall.



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-30/mini...nctuary/5422112

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