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  # 1478343 25-Jan-2016 15:37
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The repetitiveness of TV ads, especially when watching cricket.





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  # 1478383 25-Jan-2016 16:22
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RUKI:

 

Finch:

 

When people say they will meet you at a specific time. To me the time you give is the time you meet up (Give or take a few minutes), not 30 minutes later.

 

 

Agree. Some people live by the standard: "If you important, they will wait."

 

I was told on arrival to New Zealand: - "..it is good enough to know in New Zealand what day is it today.."

 

Meeting at around "ish" seems to be a norm. That all adds to that unique relaxed life style when nobody seems to be in a rush ..or are they?

 

If that is the lifestyle - why every morning some people on State Highway 1 are so mad? Mainly small business branded vechicles. I could only guess they are trying to get to the workplace on time when you are waiting. (Sarcasm)

 

If I start thinking about them rushing to not make other people waiting...- such a relief..

 

 

 

 

Newcomers who can't stop themselves from comparing NZ to the country they left.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1478387 25-Jan-2016 16:24
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Lastman:

 

Newcomers who can't stop themselves from comparing NZ to the country they left.

 

 

 

 

Comparison is fine. Its the ones that then proceed to tell you how it was so much better back in the UK and how these parts of the world are so bad compared to there that annoy me. Mind you , they never seem to mention the UK banks when they are finding things to complain about in NZ. ;)





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  # 1478409 25-Jan-2016 16:32
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The inability to Airplay Sky Go, despite the fact that their Neon App allows it (as does Fanpass). 

 

 

 

The same goes for TVNZ & TV3 On demand services. 

 

 

 

And services such as these using Flash! Use something I can watch with my TV browser! 





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  # 1478754 26-Jan-2016 09:08
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Sellers on TradeMe who specify a courier in their shipping and use someone else!

 

(Usually worse!)


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  # 1478761 26-Jan-2016 09:23
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When I read an acronym in a post that I then need to Google to find out what it means.

 

Two on Geekzone this morning were OTOH and SWMBO.

 

Maybe I'm just behind the times?


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  # 1478780 26-Jan-2016 09:37
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Lastman:

 

Newcomers who can't stop themselves from comparing NZ to the country they left.

 

 

Ppl who do not pay attention to details, i.e.

 

a) There were no comparison

 

b) I have been here for 13 years - not a newcomer :-)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1478784 26-Jan-2016 09:38
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Paul1977:

 

When I read an acronym in a post that I then need to Google to find out what it means.

 

Two on Geekzone this morning were OTOH and SWMBO.

 

Maybe I'm just behind the times?

 

 

Agree, BTDT :-)


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  # 1478852 26-Jan-2016 10:13
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RUKI:

 

Paul1977:

 

When I read an acronym in a post that I then need to Google to find out what it means.

 

Two on Geekzone this morning were OTOH and SWMBO.

 

Maybe I'm just behind the times?

 

 

Agree, BTDT :-)

 

 

 

 

FWIW, IMHO, I also dislike this FTW





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  # 1478855 26-Jan-2016 10:21
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Yr jst a h8tr

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  # 1478868 26-Jan-2016 10:34
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BTW, WTF do all these confuzzeling acronyms mean? OMG!


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  # 1478922 26-Jan-2016 12:11
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DarthKermit:

 

BTW, WTF do all these confuzzeling acronyms mean? OMG!

 

 

Ha, I know those three.


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  # 1478924 26-Jan-2016 12:13
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dickytim: Yr jst a h8tr

 

Of course, none of those are acronyms. But I also hate texting abbreviations like the above.


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  # 1478934 26-Jan-2016 12:27
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floydbloke: The repetitiveness of TV ads, especially when watching cricket Sky

 

There, fixed it.


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  # 1478941 26-Jan-2016 12:46
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DarthKermit: BTW, WTF do all these confuzzeling acronyms mean? OMG!

 

Some of them can be overwhelming! I sometimes see "WTD" in the Offers forum, which *seems* to be a contraction of "wanted" rather than actually standing for something. More confusing was someone talking about "SWIM" the other day; something like "I want a new home theatre but SWIM won't allow it". It seems to be of a similar derivation to "SWMBO" (she who must be obeyed) but I never figured out what it stood for...

 

The good news is that I at least figured those ones out from context. "SMH" had me baffled for some time (shaking my head; my "default" reading was Sydney Morning Herald!)


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