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Geektastic
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  #2549333 25-Aug-2020 11:51
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Rikkitic:

 

Mehrts:

 

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"Teacheing"?
"Accurate"?
"Reliable"?

This is exactly why I'm not giving a cent to Stuff 🙄

 

 

I see this everywhere now. Even in so-called 'quality' media. Sub-editors, proofreaders, and even editors have been discarded across the board as unnecessary expenses. Young 'journalists' lacking a real education and meaningful experience are now expected to report the news, and do the editorial tasks as well. This is the result.

 

 

There was an article in the Daily Telegraph - a paper that used to be known for accurate spelling and grammar - in which the HEADLINE used the word Intimated instead of Intimidated. 

 

Amusingly the article was about the fact that the next batch of snowflakes, Gen Z, are "intimidated by the full stop". 🤯






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  #2549334 25-Aug-2020 11:55
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cshwone:

 

My two pet hates are:

 

loose when the context should be lose,

 

and boarder when it's the border

 

 

Awesome, a pet hates tangent!

 

My latest pat hate is that clumsy americanism ''out of'. E.g. this is the new band out of Austin. I heard NZ TV presenters using it recently and it grates my ears.

 

Whatever happened to the word 'from' ?

 

A; it's shorter B: you avoid having to make a glottal stop after the 't' in 'out' so it's easier to say for us lazy talkers.

 

Next we'll all be using sidewalks. Sheesh.

 

 


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  #2549380 25-Aug-2020 12:05
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elpenguino:

 

Awesome, a pet hates tangent!

 

My latest pat hate is that clumsy americanism ''out of'. E.g. this is the new band out of Austin. I heard NZ TV presenters using it recently and it grates my ears.

 

Whatever happened to the word 'from' ?

 

A; it's shorter B: you avoid having to make a glottal stop after the 't' in 'out' so it's easier to say for us lazy talkers.

 

Next we'll all be using sidewalks. Sheesh.

 

 

 

 

Not if you can take the elevator. 

 

My pet hate is snakes. I really hate pet snakes.

 

 





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  #2549430 25-Aug-2020 13:31
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Add it to your ‘learnings’ (sic).





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  #2549435 25-Aug-2020 13:44
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Dingbatt:

 

Add it to your ‘learnings’ (sic).

 

 

"Would you like to talk to that topic?"

 

"No but I could talk to people *about* that topic."





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  #2549497 25-Aug-2020 14:44
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Mehrts:

 

Oh, I saw this a while back too 😅🤦

 

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I have rewritten this for clarity:

 

After first landing upside-down with his undercarriage pointing skyward, T-6C Texan II later landed safely on his enormous belly, having consumed a meal of tacos and rice with his father, T-6C Texan Sr. A fat backside fault had caused him to miss the toilet seat.

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2549508 25-Aug-2020 14:57
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Rikkitic:

Sub-editors, proofreaders, and even editors have been discarded across the board as unnecessary expenses. Young 'journalists' lacking a real education and meaningful experience are now expected to report the news, and do the editorial tasks as well. This is the result.

 

 

 


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  #2549574 25-Aug-2020 16:14
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And to haul it ever so slightly back towards topic;

 

When TV reporters are referred to as being ‘across’ a subject. It is jargon of the worst kind.





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  #2549578 25-Aug-2020 16:18
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And reporters (and companies) "reaching out" for information. It sounds like they're making a huge effort, in a kindly caring way, when in reality it's an email or phone call.

 

Debases the language, like advertisers are now "partners".

 

 


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  #2549580 25-Aug-2020 16:21
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Dingbatt:

 

And to haul it ever so slightly back towards topic;

 

When TV reporters are referred to as being ‘across’ a subject. It is jargon of the worst kind.

 

 

 

 

And if you're actually in the industry they're "across", you realise that they are not actually across it at all. 

 

Which makes you wonder about their reporting on everything else they're "across".

 

 

 

Edit: Typo


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  #2549583 25-Aug-2020 16:23
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frankv:

 

And reporters (and companies) "reaching out" for information.

 

Why not just say contact?


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  #2549624 25-Aug-2020 18:19
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frankv:

 

And reporters (and companies) "reaching out" for information. It sounds like they're making a huge effort, in a kindly caring way, when in reality it's an email or phone call.

 

Debases the language, like advertisers are now "partners".

 

 

 

 

or repeats are now encore screenings.





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  #2549685 25-Aug-2020 22:41
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Dingbatt:

 

And to haul it ever so slightly back towards topic;

 

When TV reporters are referred to as being ‘across’ a subject. It is jargon of the worst kind.

 

 

 

 

Not just TV. That one is an office thing.

 

 

 

Like induction for new staff - now "onboarding". 🤮






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  #2549686 25-Aug-2020 22:42
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RunningMan:

 

frankv:

 

And reporters (and companies) "reaching out" for information.

 

Why not just say contact?

 

 

 

 

"Self-Isolate"

 

 

 

or as we used to call it "stay at home".






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  #2549822 26-Aug-2020 09:21
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Geektastic:

 

"Self-Isolate"

 

or as we used to call it "stay at home".

 

 

I'm happy with "self isolate". It carries a bit of extra inference that "stay at home" doesn't, which is "stay away from other people".

 

 

 

BTW Instead of boycotting Stuff until they improve, let's donate so they can afford a spell checker.


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