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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
henrietta
post Posted: Aug 26 2020, 09:12 AM
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Syllogism has been mentioned in posts, so I thought Iíd put a definition here.

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syllogism
/ˈsɪlədʒɪz(ə)m/

noun: syllogism; plural noun: syllogisms
an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed propositions (premises); a common or middle term is present in the two premises but not in the conclusion, which may be invalid (e.g. all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs ).


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henrietta
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I just listened to a news round-up, culminating in a story about Co-vid breakers. Included was the phrase " ... a large amount of men .... "

Not sure if it means many heavy men, or a few very large men.

Cadet journalism ain't what it used to be.

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alonso
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From ABC podcast pages:

" . .Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Networks, Curtain University"

We all know universities are having a hard time, but . . .

(Brought to you by Dr Thoughtmangler's little program)



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mullokintyre
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From our local newspaper



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ďPreviously we were producing pellets containing 200 to 300 masks,Ē he said
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They must just add water to the pellet to make them full size.
They are then loaded onto Pallets for distribution.
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alonso
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Jul 18 2020, 03:28 PM

"who have contracted with the virus"

Looks like a case of predictive text.
"Your Honour, my phone did it while I wasn't looking"
"You are sentenced to having your predictive text disabled for 3 months and during that time it is to be hoped you will learn to take
responsibility for your own communications"



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henrietta
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Disturbingly, there are 394 health workers who have contracted with the virus and 935 cases that may indicate community transmission, which raises the spectre of the crisis deepening rather than abating.


So what do we have here ........ (a) have the workers entered into a contract with "the virus", a bit like a work agreement ?
or (b) have the workers actually grown smaller, along with the hapless virus ?

Perhaps we will never know.
Best to give Victoria a miss for a bit.

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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Jun 12 2020, 01:29 PM

No, not another of those Americanisms that we have imported.
Do they not know the english English word from??
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henrietta
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Spare me days, the Oz just keeps getting worse ........ or maybe worser ?

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming says the right to protest should not prevent state authorities being able to take COVID-related Centrelink payments off of Black Lives Matter protesters.


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henrietta
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A puzzling piece from the Oz ......

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Williamís parents, including his mother Penny Callaghan, who hadnít been on the trip, were finally able to breathe. A parentís worst nightmare averted.


I wonder who William's other parents are ...... the ones that don't include his mother ?

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nipper
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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Jun 8 2020, 10:39 AM

saw that coming



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