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  #2159631 12-Jan-2019 12:26
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Hyperbole?


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  #2159644 12-Jan-2019 13:10
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People using "speaker" mode on their phone in public places. 

 

I've had 2 in the last week, in a cafe and a queue at a wildlife park*. 

 

 

 

 

 

They usually get the hint when I get closer and start speaking loudly..

 

Something along the lines of "what sort rude f***ng pr**k would use f****ng speaker phone in a public effing place"... loud enough for the person on the other end of the phone to hear me and say something. 

 

 

 

(*there were no kids around, I was lining up to pay for something).


 
 
 
 


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  #2159648 12-Jan-2019 13:19
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People who can't communicate in a civil manner over something small that annoys them.


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#2159686 12-Jan-2019 13:22
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Rikkitic:

(Not so) small annoyance: professional illiteracy. Today there is a big banner headline in our local paper about "Our scorching(!) ocean". I do wish newpaper editors, if there still are any, would teach the school drop-outs they hire as cheap journalists how on-line dictionaries work. I have seen this particular malapropism before. Scorch means to lightly burn something on the surface, as in char or sear. A steak or sausage can be scorched on the barbie. An ocean cannot. In fact, water is one of the antonyms for scorch. Why do I feel I am shouting into the wilderness?


 



Your comment regarding literacy is somewhat ironic because the error to which you refer is not a malapropism. It’s simply an incorrect or inappropriate adjective.




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  #2159726 12-Jan-2019 13:46
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eracode:

 


Your comment regarding literacy is somewhat ironic because the error to which you refer is not a malapropism. It’s simply an incorrect or inappropriate adjective.

 

I bow to your superior wisdom. You are absolutely right! I was thinking of something else. 

 

 





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  #2159727 12-Jan-2019 13:48
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Rikkitic:

eracode:



Your comment regarding literacy is somewhat ironic because the error to which you refer is not a malapropism. It’s simply an incorrect or inappropriate adjective.


I bow to your superior wisdom. You are absolutely right! I was thinking of something else. 


 



Nah - never superior wisdom - maybe superior pedantry.




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  #2159846 12-Jan-2019 20:45
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Trying to place an in store pickup order with JB Hifi. And their website only showing me store options that are within 200Km of a completely incorrect IP address location lookup.

Had to search by postcode to get it to show the store whose name was an exact match of the suburb that I originally entered into the store search box.





 
 
 
 


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  #2159849 12-Jan-2019 21:06
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networkn:

 

People who can't communicate in a civil manner over something small that annoys them.

 

 

I was trying to think of some fighting words to test the theory but I gave up


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  #2159852 12-Jan-2019 21:24
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Similar to @Rikkitic's point: The use of "youthspeak" in releases and interviews by people who should be professional Press Officers etc such as "It is beyond tragic that X has happened."

 

What is beyond tragic? Uber tragic? Mega tragic? Giganto Tragic?

 

 

 

No. The expression is simply "It is tragic that X has happened."

 

 

 

Enough of this now.






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  #2159853 12-Jan-2019 21:27
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blakamin:

 

People using "speaker" mode on their phone in public places. 

 

I've had 2 in the last week, in a cafe and a queue at a wildlife park*. 

 

 

 

 

 

They usually get the hint when I get closer and start speaking loudly..

 

Something along the lines of "what sort rude f***ng pr**k would use f****ng speaker phone in a public effing place"... loud enough for the person on the other end of the phone to hear me and say something. 

 

 

 

(*there were no kids around, I was lining up to pay for something).

 

 

 

 

You should be allowed to disphone such people and destroy the offending handset in return for a cash reward. Likewise people who walk along playing music on their phone over the speaker...






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  #2159854 12-Jan-2019 21:27
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blakamin:

 

People using "speaker" mode on their phone in public places. 

 

I've had 2 in the last week, in a cafe and a queue at a wildlife park*. 

 

 

 

 

 

They usually get the hint when I get closer and start speaking loudly..

 

Something along the lines of "what sort rude f***ng pr**k would use f****ng speaker phone in a public effing place"... loud enough for the person on the other end of the phone to hear me and say something. 

 

 

 

(*there were no kids around, I was lining up to pay for something).

 

 

 

 

You should be allowed to disphone such people and destroy the offending handset in return for a cash reward. Likewise people who walk along playing music on their phone over the speaker...






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  #2159856 12-Jan-2019 21:39
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People who double post their posts because they double tap the compose reply button inadvertently

 

Just kidding :D

 

Am I trying to start WW3? Nah

 

........ maybe


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  #2159859 12-Jan-2019 21:45
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snnet:

 

People who double post their posts because they double tap the compose reply button inadvertently

 

Just kidding :D

 

Am I trying to start WW3? Nah

 

........ maybe

 

 

 

 

If only that were the case - I don't think it is, as it happens on desktop, tablet and phone!






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  #2159871 12-Jan-2019 22:33
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NZ Post increasing the yearly price of a private PO Box. $170? Really? I know people are posting less letters, but Jeez, talk about a way to drive your customers away.


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  #2159872 12-Jan-2019 22:35
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quickymart:

 

NZ Post increasing the yearly price of a private PO Box. $170? Really? I know people are posting less letters, but Jeez, talk about a way to drive your customers away.

 

 

 

 

They have rising costs like every business. Staff salary increases, rent increases. If it's costing them more to provide it, and already are not doing great financially I guess the alternative is to stop offering it. 

 

 


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