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floydbloke
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  #3037572 16-Feb-2023 13:31
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Australian media are just as sloppy.

 





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  #3037816 16-Feb-2023 17:52
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It’s barely made the pages of most U.K. media, surprisingly.

They’re mostly obsessed with the Ukraine.





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  #3037839 16-Feb-2023 18:47
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Geektastic: It’s barely made the pages of most U.K. media, surprisingly.

They’re mostly obsessed with the Ukraine.

 

In fairness, Ukraine (not "the Ukraine") is almost next door, so a war going on is probably a little more relevant to their interest.


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  #3037930 16-Feb-2023 21:05
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Kyanar:

Geektastic: It’s barely made the pages of most U.K. media, surprisingly.

They’re mostly obsessed with the Ukraine.


In fairness, Ukraine (not "the Ukraine") is almost next door, so a war going on is probably a little more relevant to their interest.



More the fact that they’re being required to pay for it I suspect than its location.





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  #3039507 20-Feb-2023 16:26
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Stuff Homepage!

 

 

What is "redocarated"?

 

Is this the term for a post-flood redecorated home that has been redocarated by it?


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  #3040080 21-Feb-2023 15:10
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"Hypothermic boaties treaded water for an hour in Wellington Harbour"

 

 

 

Did anyone at the Herald actually go to school?

 

 

 

Ignoring the fact that the word "boaties" sounds like a 6 year old in the playground, the word "treaded" is not a word unless discussing tyres.






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  #3040096 21-Feb-2023 15:32
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Geektastic:

 

"Hypothermic boaties treaded water for an hour in Wellington Harbour"

 

Did anyone at the Herald actually go to school?

 

Ignoring the fact that the word "boaties" sounds like a 6 year old in the playground, the word "treaded" is not a word unless discussing tyres.

 

 

I’m often very critical of NZH writing standards but IMO although ‘boaties’ is perhaps a bit casual, it’s an OK word in this context. Boaties is a word that small-boat users would use to describe themselves.

 

Also: “The past participle form treaded is reserved for the meaning "to tread water," 

 

https://www.wordreference.com/conj/enverbs.aspx?v=tread

 

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  #3040100 21-Feb-2023 15:47
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The OED has a separate listing for "treaded" that only refers to tyres. However, under "tread" it lists both "trod water" and "treaded water" as valid past tenses, but the example sentences only use "trod".


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  #3040112 21-Feb-2023 16:13
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Boatie, tradie, sparkie, crappie, only in New Zealand!

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


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  #3040175 21-Feb-2023 16:23
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Rikkitic:

 

Boatie, tradie, sparkie, crappie, only in New Zealand!

 

 

 

 

Boatie and tradie are both used in Australia. Sparky (with a Y) is British.


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  #3040272 21-Feb-2023 18:26
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Rikkitic:

 

Boatie, tradie, sparkie, crappie, only in New Zealand!

 

 

 

 

In Australia it would be "Steveo the sparkie" etc


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  #3040287 21-Feb-2023 19:31
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sir1963:

 

In Australia it would be "Steveo the sparkie" etc

 

 

Sparky is the one exception that would be spelt with a "y".


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  #3040288 21-Feb-2023 19:34
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Geektastic:

 

Ignoring the fact that the word "boaties" sounds like a 6 year old in the playground, the word "treaded" is not a word unless discussing tyres.

 

 

"Boatie" dates back before 19th century English, and is listed - as a formal word - in the Oxford English Dictionary. The difference between the British English and the Australian/New Zealand English is that in its original Imperial form it only referred to those who work or live on a boat.

 

Did you research any of your post at all in your haste to complain? Very English of you.


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  #3040289 21-Feb-2023 19:45
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Kyanar:

 

"Boatie" dates back before 19th century English, and is listed - as a formal word - in the Oxford English Dictionary. The difference between the British English and the Australian/New Zealand English is that in its original Imperial form it only referred to those who work or live on a boat.

 

 

…. and in Britain a person who worked on, or captained, the barges that carried freight on the canal network, mainly prior to railways, was called a bargee. May be still in use.





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eracode:

 

Kyanar:

 

"Boatie" dates back before 19th century English, and is listed - as a formal word - in the Oxford English Dictionary. The difference between the British English and the Australian/New Zealand English is that in its original Imperial form it only referred to those who work or live on a boat.

 

 

…. and in Britain a person who worked on, or captained, the barges that carried freight on the canal network, mainly prior to railways, was called a bargee. May be still in use.

 

 

And if you carry root vegetables in bulk you'd be an onion bargee.

 

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