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  #2060508 22-Jul-2018 16:57
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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake located near Picton has shaken the centre of the country

 

Who would have thought - an earthquake shakes the area near it...

 

Perhaps Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes Picton or Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes centre of country would have been better.




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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake located near Picton has shaken the centre of the country, leading psychics predict the sun will soon disappear!!!!

 

 


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  #2062821 26-Jul-2018 10:29
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Retirees spending more than what they get from NZ Super.

Grammar. See me after class.





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  #2064476 29-Jul-2018 11:21
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"Murder is as dated as the Old Testament. It is obliquitous"

 

 

 

Obliquitous: a term for axial tilt in astronomy.

 

 

 

The word they were searching for and failing to find was probably ubiquitous...so, great proof reading there - you have created a sentence that makes no sense at all.






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  #2065088 30-Jul-2018 16:42
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Another Stuff quiz fail.

 

Oh yes they can - it's urban myth they can't (and bite instead):

 


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  #2065090 30-Jul-2018 16:49
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We already had the requisite argument and checking of Wikipedia in the office today tongue-out


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"The pre-sentence report says you presented as one of the most egregious [outstandingly bad] examples of recidivist alcohol-impaired driving and have a highly distorted attitude to drink-driving," he said.

 

 

 

Why was it necessary to explain the meaning of the word egregious in square brackets? If those reading lack a standard adult understanding of English, they are welcome to open a copy of the OED and look up the word.






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  #2066783 2-Aug-2018 11:21
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Why are you still surprised at the level of illiteracy in this country?

 

 





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  #2066787 2-Aug-2018 11:44
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"Wellington turns a shade of grey"

 

Architect moans about the colour of rooves...

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/105912289/suburban-wellingtons-sea-of-grey-roofs-is-frightening-architect-says


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  #2066860 2-Aug-2018 14:29
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wellygary:

 

"Wellington turns a shade of grey"

 

Architect moans about the colour of rooves...

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/105912289/suburban-wellingtons-sea-of-grey-roofs-is-frightening-architect-says

 

 

Oh dear he should go to Sydney and its red roofs and blue backyards.





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  #2066866 2-Aug-2018 14:44
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Rikkitic:

 

Why are you still surprised at the level of illiteracy in this country?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a failing. I'm perpetually surprised by stupidity.






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  #2066900 2-Aug-2018 15:26
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Geektastic:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Why are you still surprised at the level of illiteracy in this country?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a failing. I'm perpetually surprised by stupidity.

 

 

Conversely, I have known people that lack literacy skills, they make up for in un-stupidity. Yes, it's not a real word, but I don't have an antonym on hand that accurately describes un-stupid. Smart or Intelligent is a bit to far the other way. Cognisant ?

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2066906 2-Aug-2018 15:42
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SepticSceptic: un-stupidity.

 

i.e. Common Sense. Not always as common as you'd hope though.


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  #2068507 6-Aug-2018 10:46
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Piriform, the maker of CCleaner, has pulled v5.45 of its suite from the website after users expressed concerns over the privacy changes in the application, the company, which was acquired by Avast last year, said.

 

That's like, a lot of, commas.


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  #2068867 6-Aug-2018 17:03
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I think CCleaner's wasn't helped by the following

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/18/16325202/ccleaner-hack-malware-security

"Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner's security to inject malware into the app and distribute it to millions of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download servers used by Avast (the company that owns CCleaner) were compromised to distribute malware inside CCleaner.Sep 18, 2017"

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