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wellygary
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  #1894773 3-Nov-2017 14:17
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"The perfect conditions for drying clothes outside are high temperatures, air movements and low humidity"

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/how-to/98502449/how-to-become-an-expert-at-clothesline-drying

 

Well,  the bottom of the barrel continues to find new lows :)


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  #1894824 3-Nov-2017 15:07
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Next helpful story will probably be how to tie your shoelaces, even if you're wearing jandles.


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  #1895283 4-Nov-2017 18:28
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DarthKermit:

 

Next helpful story will probably be how to tie your shoelaces, even if you're wearing jandles.

 

 

I only learnt how to do the "never undo" shoe lace knot a couple of years ago so that might be an interesting article


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  #1895467 5-Nov-2017 13:06
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minimoke:

DarthKermit:


Next helpful story will probably be how to tie your shoelaces, even if you're wearing jandles.



I only learnt how to do the "never undo" shoe lace knot a couple of years ago so that might be an interesting article



Funny you bring this up. There was an article (not headline though) by Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) a while ago in the Herald on research that had been done into why shoelaces come undone. Boiled down to doing a bowed reef knot rather than a bowed granny knot. So the 'helpful story' has already happened.




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  #1896523 7-Nov-2017 07:26
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Black Sticks between by Australia twice in 24 hours.

 

nice to see Stuff still proof reads .





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  #1899837 13-Nov-2017 01:06
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Man thrown off Costa cruise liner in Indian Ocean

 

 

 

Except...it's not as interesting as it sounds. You're thinking lifeboats, man over board etc?

 

 

 

Nah. He got a bit bolshy and the captain made him get off the next time the ship berthed....






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  #1899986 13-Nov-2017 08:59
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Except...it's not as interesting as it sounds.

 

 

Well, duh! The whole point of a headline is that it makes the story sound interesting, so that people will want to read it (and therefore buy the paper, or click the link).

 

Although I'll grant you that this example was a bit beyond the pale.

 

 


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  #1900754 14-Nov-2017 16:53
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Not a headline, but still pretty dumb. Here in Hastings, the Council commissioned street markings in a parking area. These included two words: 'Emergency Vehicles'. The sign painter managed to misspell both of them. I sure hope our new education minister can bring literacy back to the classroom, because the last one certainly didn't!

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


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  #1900808 14-Nov-2017 17:21
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How were they spelt?


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  #1900818 14-Nov-2017 17:56
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Emergancy Vehecles

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


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  #1900930 14-Nov-2017 19:48
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Thet be preeety goodley spellink for peepil tuhdae.


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  #1901013 14-Nov-2017 22:41
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Rikkitic:

Emergancy Vehecles


 



On the positive, there wasn't an apostrophe placed before the plural denoting 's'.

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  #1901043 15-Nov-2017 03:27
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Rikkitic:

Emergancy Vehecles


 



Meh, so long as peeps get the message, what’s the big deal? 🤪

Inglish is a evolving language init, etc. [BS]




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  #1901447 15-Nov-2017 20:37
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DarthKermit:

 

Thet be preeety goodley spellink for peepil tuhdae.

 

 

And it should be .... after all the person who wrote it scored "saddisfackery" on their NCEA assessment.


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  #1903110 17-Nov-2017 08:11
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And today's special in the Herald......................

 

Click to see full size

 

 


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