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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
mullokintyre
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A partially severed finger has been found in the back of a ute in Hallam, in Melbourne's south-east.



Hmm, m one assumes that if it was partially severed, one might expect it to be still aprtially attached to its owner, though no mention of the owner being around in the original article on ABC.

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"It is a slow moving train wreck in the making that will come to a culmination in a gigantic train crash next year or the year after," Manufacturing Australia chairman Mark Chellew said.

this bloke is mouthing off about the East Coast gas prices .... but, basically, if you can't clarify what you are trying to say, how are we expected to know what you are talking about?
<maybe a wreck is different to a crash?>



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henrietta
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Making a goose of himself ............ ??? smile.gif

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henrietta
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Walker, who lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif., has been held without bond in the Purgatory Correctional Facility in St. George since March 16 after arriving 45 minutes late to his original sentencing hearing. Ludlow issued a warrant for Walker’s arrest and he was taken into custody when he finally arrived at the courthouse.


What a lovely name !!!

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arty
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In Reply To: alonso's post @ Mar 28 2015, 01:08 PM

I reckon three words were dropped when the article was published:
"... speaks to the audience about his essay ..."



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alonso
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When did the phrase "speak to" become fashionable?

"Philosopher Raimond Gaita speaks to his essay on reflections on war and truth."

Why not "discusses" or "speaks about"? Is language modification always for the better?



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In Reply To: balance's post @ Mar 16 2015, 07:18 AM

are english speakers verbally insane ? in what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital, ship by truck and send cargo by ship
have noses that run and feet that smell, how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites ?


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balance
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Mar 13 2015, 07:41 PM

I have seen (land) whales on Cronulla Beach. You never know.



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henrietta
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With coach Wayne Bennett back on board and the signing of some key positional players, a loss to the Sharks would have the alarm bells at Red Hill whaling even louder those on Cronulla Beach.

I'm hoping it is one of those funny predictive text howlers. biggrin.gif

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alonso
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"ghost sign hunters - enthusiasts who photograph the fading advertising signs of past decades for prosperity"

Seems you can make a quid out of it as well as preserve heritage?



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