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  #3122829 2-Sep-2023 07:51
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I guess people are afraid of things they don't understand and instead of embracing decide to fight.

It is a fear thing. But shouldn't define who you are.




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  #3122864 2-Sep-2023 09:58
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The thing is, it takes two seconds to copy an unfamiliar term and paste it into Google. Do it a few times, and you have learned a new word. Win win!

 

 





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  #3123037 2-Sep-2023 17:18
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freitasm: I guess people are afraid of things they don't understand and instead of embracing decide to fight.

 

 

Did you know our carbon-neutral company pursues a policy of sustainable development using only natural organic products while at the same time having a strong culture of diversity and being a LGBTQ+-friendly workplace that uses fair-trade ethical components with a strong commitment to avoiding fossil fuels in favour to minimise our carbon footprint in order to achieve a net-zero infrastructure while respecting the rights of minorities? Also, did you get annoyed having to wade through a ton of unnecessary virtue signalling just to find out what I was going to say?

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  #3123038 2-Sep-2023 17:22
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Rikkitic:

The thing is, it takes two seconds to copy an unfamiliar term and paste it into Google. Do it a few times, and you have learned a new word. Win win!

 

 

So every time I see a sign that engages in pointless virtue signalling I have to find a place to pull the car over to the side of the road, pull out my phone, try and remember what was on the sign, type it into the phone after multiple manglings by autocorrect which doesn't see it as a known word and keeps trying to turn it into something else, wait for a Google search result, and then try and pull into a gap in the traffic in order to continue?

 

 

It's actually quite difficult to think of a more effective way of turning people away from another language than stupid stunts like this.

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  #3123041 2-Sep-2023 17:48
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Words fail me. Are you really going to have so much trouble with a bilingual sign?


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  #3123042 2-Sep-2023 17:57
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neb:  So every time I see a sign that engages in pointless virtue signalling

 

 

Are we talking Māori place names and words?

 

That is using an official language of New Zealand, not virtue signalling.





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  #3123043 2-Sep-2023 18:08
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neb:
Rikkitic:

 

The thing is, it takes two seconds to copy an unfamiliar term and paste it into Google. Do it a few times, and you have learned a new word. Win win!

 

So every time I see a sign that engages in pointless virtue signalling I have to find a place to pull the car over to the side of the road, pull out my phone, try and remember what was on the sign, type it into the phone after multiple manglings by autocorrect which doesn't see it as a known word and keeps trying to turn it into something else, wait for a Google search result, and then try and pull into a gap in the traffic in order to continue? It's actually quite difficult to think of a more effective way of turning people away from another language than stupid stunts like this.

 

This is the first truly idiotic post I have ever seen you make here. Apart from the fact I was referring to official documents containing the odd Māori term which seems to trigger such irrational hysteria (we all have computers, right?), any road signs you might encounter will be bilingual, as pointed out above. You don't even need your phone to see the translation! How taxing can that be?

 

If you can't cope with that, just make sure you never drive in Belgium! That will really do you in.

 

 

 

 





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  #3123044 2-Sep-2023 18:17
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gzt: Words fail me. Are you really going to have so much trouble with a bilingual sign?

 

 

I didn't say anything about bilingual signs, I was commenting on the "win/win" concept of having to pull out a phone and Google words in order to understand something.

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  #3123045 2-Sep-2023 18:20
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@neb:
freitasm: I guess people are afraid of things they don't understand and instead of embracing decide to fight.


Did you know our carbon-neutral company pursues a policy of sustainable development using only natural organic products while at the same time having a strong culture of diversity and being a LGBTQ+-friendly workplace that uses fair-trade ethical components with a strong commitment to avoiding fossil fuels in favour to minimise our carbon footprint in order to achieve a net-zero infrastructure while respecting the rights of minorities? Also, did you get annoyed having to wade through a ton of unnecessary virtue signalling just to find out what I was going to say?


OK. I will give you a straight reply then and block you for a week for breaking Wheaton's Law.

What I meant really is that people are being racist. Is it clear now?




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  #3123048 2-Sep-2023 18:39
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Can we go back to poking fun at the stupidity of media now? 

 

That is the purpose of this thread, isn’t it?





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  #3123441 4-Sep-2023 08:18
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Dingbatt: Can we go back to poking fun at the stupidity of media now? 

 

Sure:

 

 

The ocean covers what now???  "Rougly??"


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  #3123492 4-Sep-2023 12:08
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jamesrt:

 

Dingbatt: Can we go back to poking fun at the stupidity of media now? 

 

Sure:

 

 

The ocean covers what now???  "Rougly??"

 

 

So the parts covered by calm ocean don't count?

 

 





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  #3123494 4-Sep-2023 12:16
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NZH story today about Liam Lawson in Formula 1 says: "... Lawson has come away with better results than the Aussie [Daniel Ricciardo] (two races) and teammate Nyck de Vries (10 races)..."

 

What? de Vries is not a current AlphaTauri driver. Ricciardo is out injured and Liam Lawson is his replacement - and their other driver is Yuki Tsunoda.





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  #3123503 4-Sep-2023 13:00
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jamesrt:

 

Dingbatt: Can we go back to poking fun at the stupidity of media now? 

 

Sure:

 

 

The ocean covers what now???  "Rougly??"

 

 

Presumably they mean 'rougely' - which isn't even a real word - but aligns with 'red'. So the answer is nil% because everyone knows oceans aren't red, they're blue.





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  #3123593 4-Sep-2023 15:41
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eracode:

 

jamesrt: Sure:

 

 

The ocean covers what now???  "Rougly??"

 

 

Presumably they mean 'rougely' - which isn't even a real word - but aligns with 'red'. So the answer is nil% because everyone knows oceans aren't red, they're blue.

 

 

Well, I assumed they meant "roughly" myself; but your answer makes about as much sense as most of the "facts" in the Stuff quiz....


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