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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
arty
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In Reply To: alonso's post @ Yesterday, 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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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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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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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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"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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Bill Leak has a crack.

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Austy strikes again.

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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.

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arty
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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."



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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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Just one letter missing makes quite a difference. whoops!



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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.
 
 


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