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  #1616332 23-Aug-2016 14:12
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Why does a playground cost a million dollars?


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  #1616345 23-Aug-2016 14:47
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joker97:

 

Why does a playground cost a million dollars?

 

 

Because a local government is building it. Whatever they don't spend this year is taken off next year's budget, so the idea is to spend the full budget this year to assure the same (or higher) budget the following year.

 

Of course they also have to pay all those inflated resource consent fees - to themselves....


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  #1618803 28-Aug-2016 17:15
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Here is proof that the news media have shot all the proof readers and replaced them with pocket calculators:

 

'Truck driver first to spot fire

 

The driver of a truck which caught fire on State Highway 1, 10km north of Turangi this morning saw smoke coming out while driving through the township.

 

He pulled over after making sure he was clear from the town, but was unable to disconnect his trailer which was carrying steel from the truck because the fire had started at the back of the truck wheels.

 

The south-bound truck was well engulfed when appliances from Turangi and Taupo were called to Motuoapa at about 10.30am.

 

Turangi deputy chief fire officer Micky Sherwood said the driver had been safety conscious by waiting until he had driven through the town before pulling over. The truck had been carrying steel.

 

The fire had started on the back of the truck's wheel, but the exact cause is unknown.

 

"Beyond that from what was left of them it's hard to say. It could have been the brakes but he didn't think so because of his braking system. But it could have been the brakes, it could have been a suspension failure where the wheel was rubbing or it could have been the bearings," she said.

 

One lane has been reopened.'


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  #1618816 28-Aug-2016 17:51
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Not Stuff or Herald but this blows my mind. Some chick had her boyfriend steal her money. Cool, I want to know about that...

 

But a picture of Lewis Hamilton and a girl? Unrelated.

 

 

 

 


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  #1618935 29-Aug-2016 06:05
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Last week an aircraft had its breaks on fire, this week Sonny Bill couldn't spell, however the article that brought this to our attention had grammatical and spelling mistakes in it!

 

 

 

Really in a rush to publish (mis)information Stuff and the Herald have become pathetic at the basics, the one thing you have to do as a journalist!


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  #1618938 29-Aug-2016 07:42
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dickytim:

 

Last week an aircraft had its breaks on fire ...

 

 

laughing





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


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  #1618941 29-Aug-2016 07:56
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eracode:

 

dickytim:

 

Last week an aircraft had its breaks on fire ...

 

 

laughing

 

 

 

 

Give them a brake, their to lose too loose they're sleep over a few misused words.


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  #1618946 29-Aug-2016 08:05
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1eStar:

eracode:


dickytim:


Last week an aircraft had its breaks on fire ...



laughing



 


Give them a brake, their to lose too loose they're sleep over a few misused words.



Trying to read that really gave me a headache.

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  #1619216 29-Aug-2016 16:42
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-- a spelling problem?





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  #1630379 14-Sep-2016 16:54
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Here's one, from today's NZ Herald, not so much a headline  ... no proofreading required ..

 

"He said diverting power was a dangerous practice, but unfortunately common when cultivating cannabis.

 

It can cause death by elocution."

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11709693

 

I think the reporter / proofreader could be eloquently stoned ...

 

 


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  #1630383 14-Sep-2016 17:01
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That's a bloody funny typo.


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  #1630515 14-Sep-2016 20:57
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for @sbiddle (and ripping off his photo)

 





and


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#1638745 22-Sep-2016 13:31
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"How to get over Brangelina"

 

As if we didn't need a reminder that Stuffed is little more than a gossip rag now.


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  #1638747 22-Sep-2016 13:46
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NZ Herald: "The alleged drink driver in a triple fatality on Queen's Birthday Weekend was the husband and father of two of the victims."

Hopefully not.

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  #1641584 28-Sep-2016 10:18
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Not a headline, but a hopeless example of proof reading...not even a sentence, much less a sensible one!

 

 

 

"Vlogger Casey Neistat said when Emirates Airlines upgraded this form first class from business class on a 14-hour flight from Dubai to New York."






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