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  # 1532667 13-Apr-2016 17:28
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Rikkitic:

How about those who indicate left entering a roundabout, then again to exit?


 


That is just weird. Must be just one of those in the country.

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  # 1532670 13-Apr-2016 17:44
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He must be in Hastings then. I ran into him today.

 

 





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  # 1532716 13-Apr-2016 20:38
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mdooher:

 

Rikkitic:

 

"..actively encountering people.."

 

 

 

 

Really, I call it "getting in my face", and it really annoys me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is that different from merely 'encountering' them and if so, how?






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  # 1532739 13-Apr-2016 20:45
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They were aggressive, but in a friendly way.

 

 





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  # 1532743 13-Apr-2016 20:51
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Unsolicited calls from Colmar Brunton




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  # 1532773 13-Apr-2016 21:33
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Geektastic:

 

MikeAqua: My neighbour just fired up his weed whacker at 7am on a Saturday morning.

 

If I ever write a biography of living in the Wairarapa, it will be called 'Chainsaws At The Weekend'

 

 

When I was a dirty yoof, we lived opposite a Catholic church. Every Sunday morning at 10am when I was sleeping off whatever I had drunk the night before (sometimes finishing *both* cans) the bell would start ringing. I don't know who exactly was responsible for ringing this bell, but it was not melodious. Clang clang clang <pause> clang clang clang clang <pause> clang clang <long pause> clang <very long pause oh he's finally finished and I can get back to sleep no wait> clang clang clang clang. It wasn't the ringing that did my head in, it was the hope that the ringing had finally stopped.


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  # 1532905 14-Apr-2016 10:57
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In a country with a sizeable traditional islam congregation. Several times per day the megaphones that seem to be in every minaret in every mosque spark up.

 

Usually in those countries, there is no opportunity for hangovers, but jet lag can produce the same sensitivity.

 

mdf:

 

When I was a dirty yoof, we lived opposite a Catholic church. Every Sunday morning at 10am when I was sleeping off whatever I had drunk the night before (sometimes finishing *both* cans) the bell would start ringing. I don't know who exactly was responsible for ringing this bell, but it was not melodious. Clang clang clang <pause> clang clang clang clang <pause> clang clang <long pause> clang <very long pause oh he's finally finished and I can get back to sleep no wait> clang clang clang clang. It wasn't the ringing that did my head in, it was the hope that the ringing had finally stopped.

 





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  # 1532941 14-Apr-2016 11:46
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MikeAqua:

 

In a country with a sizeable traditional islam congregation. Several times per day the megaphones that seem to be in every minaret in every mosque spark up.

 

Usually in those countries, there is no opportunity for hangovers, but jet lag can produce the same sensitivity.

 

mdf:

 

When I was a dirty yoof, we lived opposite a Catholic church. Every Sunday morning at 10am when I was sleeping off whatever I had drunk the night before (sometimes finishing *both* cans) the bell would start ringing. I don't know who exactly was responsible for ringing this bell, but it was not melodious. Clang clang clang <pause> clang clang clang clang <pause> clang clang <long pause> clang <very long pause oh he's finally finished and I can get back to sleep no wait> clang clang clang clang. It wasn't the ringing that did my head in, it was the hope that the ringing had finally stopped.

 

 

 

 

 

Although I have to say that I do find the call to prayer is one of those sounds that reminds me to enjoy the fact that I am in some far away exotic land (rather than, say, Birmingham where it would not have that effect...!) and in that sense I don't mind it.  






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  # 1532959 14-Apr-2016 11:50
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The expression "earthquake prone building".

 

Prone means "likely to or liable to suffer from"

 

Thus the phrase is simply incorrect. The building is NOT prone to earthquakes. You will not suffer a disproportionately high number of them if you enter that building.

 

It is "earthquake damage prone" possibly.






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  # 1533269 14-Apr-2016 23:01
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Google hangouts group calls... Ingress 100+ members and someone(s) bum rang the whole group at least once a week 🙃

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  # 1533504 15-Apr-2016 12:22
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Subaru or Mitsubishi cars that beep loudly when they're locked and unlocked.  Seriously if you need an audible notice that you've managed to unlock your car there is something wrong with you.  And I do not need informing that you have unlocked your car at 6AM.


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  # 1533506 15-Apr-2016 12:31
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Geektastic:

 

The expression "earthquake prone building".

 

Prone means "likely to or liable to suffer from"

 

Thus the phrase is simply incorrect. The building is NOT prone to earthquakes. You will not suffer a disproportionately high number of them if you enter that building.

 

It is "earthquake damage prone" possibly.

 

 

using the term "epicentre" for anything other than the point on the surface of the earth directly above the location of an earthquake.

 

 

 

eg "the epicentre of poverty in New Zealand is..."

 

or "the epicentre of todays quake was 6km below Hastings..."

 

 

 

Actually I get annoyed at just about everything coming out of the mouths of news readers these days





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  # 1533510 15-Apr-2016 12:42
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jonb:

Subaru or Mitsubishi cars that beep loudly when they're locked and unlocked.  Seriously if you need an audible notice that you've managed to unlock your car there is something wrong with you.  And I do not need informing that you have unlocked your car at 6AM.


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  # 1533512 15-Apr-2016 12:43
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The growing propensity for clickbait articles on NZ 'news' websites. 


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  # 1533515 15-Apr-2016 12:51
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Referring to non-ecological systems as "ecosystems". For example, "the Apple ecosystem" or "the Android ecosystem".


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