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  Reply # 2075485 18-Aug-2018 18:47
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Then there is 'Whether'.  In common usage it has become 'Whether or not'.  Maybe a classic example of how language changes over time?




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  Reply # 2075488 18-Aug-2018 18:56
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Then there is 'Whether'.  In common usage it has become 'Whether or not'.  Maybe a classic example of how language changes over time?

 

 

Often "weather"

 

 




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  Reply # 2075489 18-Aug-2018 19:01
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Dratsab:

 

allan:

 

Dratsab: Tbh, I could care less. 

 

Now that's an interesting grammatical construction in itself. I've always said "I couldn't care less".

 

To me they seem to have completely opposite meanings. "My level of care about this matter could actually be less than it is" vs. "No way could my level of care be any less than it is". However, I realise that some people seem to use the terms to mean exactly the same thing. Is it regional based, country of origin based? I'm thinking that "I couldn't care less" is probably more popular in NZ. 

 

No ideas where or when it started, but it's popped up here in GZ a few times much to my amusement. Seemed appropriate to use it in this thread :-)

 

 

Use or use? 

 

I'm going to correct people here from now on. Not as a dig, but a correction. For some reason I have always been a gun speller, ever since early school, and the use of spelling and grammar has nose dived. Off course we cannot see phone/tablet spell checks, but even so

 

Greater good and all that! 




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  Reply # 2075491 18-Aug-2018 19:02
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I just make sure I type to my gay mates how was your weak end


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  Reply # 2075513 18-Aug-2018 21:41
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Correct these common mispronunciations.
Wong ga Ray,
Faangaray,
wotawota,
Tay Awamutu,
Mount Mon ga nui,
Tee ka wota,
Oh ta go,
Roe tah Rua,
Matter matter,
Fanganui,
Pera Nara,
Rua pay who,




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Reply # 2075522 18-Aug-2018 22:31
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Benjip: If your serious about it, I’m defiantly keen!

 

That's my favourite one, I see that a lot here. 

 

 

I would of thought this was common...





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  Reply # 2075610 19-Aug-2018 10:04
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And yet, today I saw a Geekzoner write "irregardless"...

 

 

I done me a search and GZ returned ten instances of irregardlesslaughing


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  Reply # 2076182 20-Aug-2018 12:48
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So if you want to concentrate on Stuff, there was this doozy this morning (since corrected) - https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/106068807/milking-it-from-the-farm-to-the-shelf 

 

"Hurst said while the dairy industry had almost perfected the milking process, room for innovation lied in the packaging of the product."

 

They still haven't fixed the duplicate paragraphs though:

 

"Fonterra, which owns the Anchor brand, stood by its packaging and said it had been proven that milk was damaged by exposure to light and the light-proof packaging prolonged its shelf life."

 

followed by:

 

"A spokesman for the co-operative said it had been proven that milk was damaged by exposure to light."


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  Reply # 2076232 20-Aug-2018 14:00
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There is a good reason why Stuff does not have a pay wall..


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  Reply # 2076236 20-Aug-2018 14:08
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tdgeek:

 

Dratsab:

 

allan:

 

Dratsab: Tbh, I could care less. 

 

Now that's an interesting grammatical construction in itself. I've always said "I couldn't care less".

 

To me they seem to have completely opposite meanings. "My level of care about this matter could actually be less than it is" vs. "No way could my level of care be any less than it is". However, I realise that some people seem to use the terms to mean exactly the same thing. Is it regional based, country of origin based? I'm thinking that "I couldn't care less" is probably more popular in NZ. 

 

No ideas where or when it started, but it's popped up here in GZ a few times much to my amusement. Seemed appropriate to use it in this thread :-)

 

 

Use or use? 

 

I'm going to correct people here from now on. Not as a dig, but a correction. For some reason I have always been a gun speller, ever since early school, and the use of spelling and grammar has nose dived. Off course we cannot see phone/tablet spell checks, but even so

 

Greater good and all that! 

 

 

Off course? Who is off course???

 

You also missed the full stop after "but even so".

 

Furthermore, "Greater good and all that!" is an incomplete sentence.


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  Reply # 2076318 20-Aug-2018 15:40
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I wasn't too happy to hear "a whole nother" on a TV current affairs show recently.


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  Reply # 2076382 20-Aug-2018 17:27
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andrew027: I wasn't too happy to hear "a whole nother" on a TV current affairs show recently. 

 

Could be you misheard and they said "a hole nother"?


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