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  #2521424 12-Jul-2020 13:05
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RNZ again...

 

Consumers are being asked to question their favourite brands about whether the people making their clothes are being fairly payed.

 

According to the OED, 'payed' means 'sealed (the deck or seams of a wooden ship) with pitch or tar to prevent leakage'.


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  #2521495 12-Jul-2020 17:34
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The three hardest things to say: 1. I was wrong, 2. I need help, 3. Worcestershire sauce.

 

 


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  #2521497 12-Jul-2020 17:40
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Well, duuhhh! At Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport, the name itself gives it away. It's at the security screening points where you wait for the taxi that will never come because they're all on strike.

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  #2521498 12-Jul-2020 17:43
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Not only because of cities vs countries, but if they mean the one in Berlin, it doesn’t exist anymore. The iconic guardhouse is in a Berlin museum, but the land the checkpoint was on, has apartments and office blocks built on it.





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  #2521673 13-Jul-2020 09:22
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From the NZ Herald: "Who will save Wellington's iconic St Gerard's monastery?"

 

"They are rated at 25 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS), anything under 34 per cent is considered earthquake prone."

 

Let me rewrite this in English:

 

"They are rated at 25 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS). Any building of a rating under 34 per cent is considered prone to earthquake damage."

 

Or

 

"They are rated at 25 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS). Any building of a rating under 34 per cent is considered to be more susceptible to earthquake damage."

 

Oh, look, I wrote more letters. That must be the problem - using more letters makes their webpage load slower when compared with their version.





 

 

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  #2521684 13-Jul-2020 09:45
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Sniglet is in the dictionary, so is quiz. The myth of the origins of the latter are close to the known origins of the former.  The stuff quiz isn't put there as some silly game where the score matters - it's to wake you up to the reality of how stupid everything is.


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  #2521928 13-Jul-2020 10:41
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From the NZ Herald: "Who will save Wellington's iconic St Gerard's monastery?"

 

"They are rated at 25 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS), anything under 34 per cent is considered earthquake prone."

 

Let me rewrite this in English:

 

"They are rated at 25 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS). Any building of a rating under 34 per cent is considered prone to earthquake damage."

 

Or

 

"They are rated at 25 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS). Any building of a rating under 34 per cent is considered to be more susceptible to earthquake damage."

 

Oh, look, I wrote more letters. That must be the problem - using more letters makes their webpage load slower when compared with their version.

 

 

Yes! "Earthquake prone" is one of my pet hates, as is anywhere described as the "epicenter" if it is not the point on the surface of the earth directly above an earthquake.





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  #2521930 13-Jul-2020 10:50
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Yes! "Earthquake prone" is one of my pet hates, as is anywhere described as the "epicenter" if it is not the point on the surface of the earth directly above an earthquake.

 

 

Exactly. 

 

The Wellington region is earthquake prone. A specific building is not.

 

Annoying to no end that even officials use this wording.





 

 

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  #2522482 13-Jul-2020 21:18
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Surely they must have deliberately chosen that image; talk about dumbing things down...


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  #2525419 19-Jul-2020 09:38
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Not a headline, but nobody that writes for a living should dare to publish this ugly mess:

"We both love to travel," she says of her and her husband“





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  #2525461 19-Jul-2020 09:59
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Surely they must have deliberately chosen that image; talk about dumbing things down...

 

 

A while ago there was something like 'what comes to the right of H on a keyboard?'

 

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  #2525531 19-Jul-2020 11:37
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Surely they must have deliberately chosen that image; talk about dumbing things down...

 

 

 

 

You only have to look at medical leaflets to see how far. I am pretty sure that the word "vomit" did not need "(being sick)" written after it when I were a lad.






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  #2525979 20-Jul-2020 12:21
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"will grow to capture 10 per cent of fresh white milk sales"

 

 

 

What other colours does fresh milk come in?






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  #2525993 20-Jul-2020 13:03
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"will grow to capture 10 per cent of fresh white milk sales"

 

 

That sounds like marketing-induced wording, people take strong food cues from colour and form, for example "succulent Italian seafood filet" gets a much stronger reaction than "sea food filet", which in turn is much stronger than "fish finger", which is what it actually is. If some marketing guy managed to get "fresh white milk" into the story rather than just "milk" then they've earned their year-end bonus.



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  #2525995 20-Jul-2020 13:12
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Geektastic:

 

"will grow to capture 10 per cent of fresh white milk sales"

 

 

 

What other colours does fresh milk come in?

 

 

Blue, if you're a Star Wars geek.


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