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  # 2266163 28-Jun-2019 11:19
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freitasm:

 

Behodar: It's supposed to be one word as it's an acronym: Total Inability To Support Usual Performance.

 

 

Nope. It is of military origin and usually means something is dead - it's a bit sexist as it means a female body will float with belly up, while male bodies float with belly down.

 

FUBAR (farked up beyond all repair) is an acronym. Tits up was not - that acronym came after to jest/justify it. Just look at one always being used all caps and the other not.

 

 

 

 

FUBAR I knew.


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  # 2266193 28-Jun-2019 11:48
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SheriffNZ:

 

freitasm:

 

Behodar: It's supposed to be one word as it's an acronym: Total Inability To Support Usual Performance.

 

 

Nope. It is of military origin and usually means something is dead - it's a bit sexist as it means a female body will float with belly up, while male bodies float with belly down.

 

FUBAR (farked up beyond all repair) is an acronym. Tits up was not - that acronym came after to jest/justify it. Just look at one always being used all caps and the other not.

 

 

 

 

FUBAR I knew.

 

 

Slightly off topic, but FUBAR, SNAFU and BOHICA all originated in the military. The first two during WW II, and the last in the Vietnam war

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_slang_terms

 

 


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  # 2266216 28-Jun-2019 12:15
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Apparently I needed a 😛 or something in my previous post...

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  # 2268948 3-Jul-2019 07:51
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That is not the Paremata roundabout (it's the Plimmerton roundabout).

 

 

(ETA:  This was from a live blog reporting on the train outage.  I submitted a comment and in fairness to Stuff they have now fixed their original post.)





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  # 2268961 3-Jul-2019 08:34
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"Three hours of wastewater spillage is travelling up the Waikato River"

Who knew that poo would swim against the current?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113948649/taup-wastewater-spill-halted-but-dont-flush-at-the-moment

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  # 2269160 3-Jul-2019 11:48
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Ge0rge: "Three hours of wastewater spillage is travelling up the Waikato River"

Who knew that poo would swim against the current?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113948649/taup-wastewater-spill-halted-but-dont-flush-at-the-moment

 

Was just about to post on the same topic. Just saw this headline on Stuff, Wastewater heads up river. Looks like it goes to the same article.

 

I thought anything flowing in a river flowed downstream. Up river to me, means upstream from where I am.





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  # 2269163 3-Jul-2019 11:54
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Ge0rge: ...

Who knew that poo would swim against the current?
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Maybe if you'd had salmon for dinner.





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  # 2269425 3-Jul-2019 17:25
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Ge0rge: "Three hours of wastewater spillage is travelling up the Waikato River"

Who knew that poo would swim against the current?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113948649/taup-wastewater-spill-halted-but-dont-flush-at-the-moment


And this is why I'm glad I have rainwater tanks on my house. As the water intake for the pipeline that feeds part of Aucklands water supply would be downstream of that spillage. Yes I know that the treatment plant would be able to clean the water just fine.

But it still makes me feel better having my own tank supply.





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  # 2269493 3-Jul-2019 19:55
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Click to see full size

 

OK, it's not a headline. But the "hours behind" are all negative, making them ahead!


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  # 2269557 3-Jul-2019 22:23
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As y'all know I reckon stuff is an excellent service. That said: favorite headline anywhere this year:

"Papakura Bakehouse Cafe defends lightly-filled ham salad sandwich"

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  # 2269635 4-Jul-2019 07:46
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Good old Stuff with its mixed tenses this morning

 

 

 

6:15 AM  OPINION: I first spotted it for $109k. Now it's over $260k and I'll never had it.

 

Link to story

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2269832 4-Jul-2019 12:44
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/113941862/homophobic-attack-on-gay-couple-followed-by-road-rage-assault-in-queenstown

 

Headline screams "Homophobic attack" .. opening paragraph is "A Huntly man subjected a gay couple to a violent homophobic attack shortly before ramming and attacking another couple in a separate road rage incident"

 

If you actually read the article, it's about a gay man who whilst very drunk was violent and abusive towards another gay couple. Yes okay he called them faggots, but he was a gay guy with his boyfriend threatening another gay couple. That's clearly not homophobia, that's just being a drunken dickhead. 





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  # 2269922 4-Jul-2019 14:28
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Lias:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/113941862/homophobic-attack-on-gay-couple-followed-by-road-rage-assault-in-queenstown

 

Headline screams "Homophobic attack" .. opening paragraph is "A Huntly man subjected a gay couple to a violent homophobic attack shortly before ramming and attacking another couple in a separate road rage incident"

 

If you actually read the article, it's about a gay man who whilst very drunk was violent and abusive towards another gay couple. Yes okay he called them faggots, but he was a gay guy with his boyfriend threatening another gay couple. That's clearly not homophobia, that's just being a drunken dickhead. 

 

Being a gay man myself with a 38 year relationship under our belts. There are two ways we can call each other 'faggots'; the fun joking way and the insulting way. It is all in the context, tone and facial expression. But 99% of the time the term 'faggot' coming from a non-gay person is usually insulting.

 

Yes I agree with you, that it is not homophobia, that it is just being an angry a/hole who has anger management issues.

 

Stuff needs to pull their 'sensationalist woolly heads' in. The headline in itself is almost homophobic. It is certainly biased.





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A woman ordered a Disney 'Moana' cake for her daughter -- but the baker heard 'marijuana'

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