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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
nipper
post Posted: May 15 2021, 11:11 AM
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Flash Jim by Kel Richards. HarperCollins 2021
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A nation is defined by its dictionaries. So it is somehow appropriate that Australia's first lexicon guide was a dictionary of slang and was written by a convict.

If you call your clothes your duds or your togs, ask for a dollop of ice cream on your dessert, say you have swags of sausages for the barbie, or call a drunk a lush you are talking like a convict, using flash words. There are hundreds of examples of convict slang still alive and functioning in the Australian language today.

James Hardy Vaux (aka Flash Jim ) had a colourful life; he was transported to Australia as a convict not once, but three times. He was the author of our first dictionary, published in 1819. He wrote it in the hope his little dictionary would prove so useful, and would so ingratiate him with the commandant, and that he would be relieved of his hard labour in the coal mine. What he wanted was a soft clerical job in the quartermaster's store. It worked.
(the modest compilation is included in Richards' book)



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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
nipper
post Posted: May 7 2021, 10:22 AM
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In Reply To: birnam's post @ May 7 2021, 09:43 AM

Close.
as this was uttered at the Half Yearly, it raised a few eyebrows, and some clarifications followed.

ANZ's corporate affairs honcho told us the phrase means "there is an intense focus and regular meetings with the CEO to get results faster".

CEO Shayne Elliott told a business journalist the phrase is talking about driving down costs through being a "simpler, better bank" for customers, which "will inevitably be safer [to] run and so would be lower cost".

Elliott himself conceded to 2GB that talk of "systematic cadence" and "bringing velocity to benefit realisation" sounded like "utter nonsense", though said he was glad it had delivered investors some "light humour". As for whoever wrote the offending slide, "maybe next time he can write the whole thing". Heaven forbid.



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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
birnam
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ May 7 2021, 08:18 AM

They could hardly write "Doing our jobs leads to satisfactory outcomes faster" as, a/ why are all those PR people on the payroll and big bucks if not to know fancy words or, b/ we can't openly admit to not being as good at our jobs as we could've been.

 
nipper
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this was written , and a packet of Twisties to whomever can explain it to me:
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on page 10 of ANZ’s latest investor presentation, that the bank’s “focused approach ensures a systematic cadence that adds velocity to benefit realisation”.




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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
nipper
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Apr 7 2021, 06:11 AM

Can I use it in Scrabble?



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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
henrietta
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Haven't got the whole alphabet yet ....... but getting there.

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LGBTQIAPD individuals (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual and demisexual).


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nipper
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from a presentation by a company (that will remain anonymous)
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In 2021 the Company remains focused on our customer's needs and creating an inclusive product development roadmap to shape our long-term product direction.

I just hope they have more than one customer!!



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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne

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henrietta
post Posted: Feb 25 2021, 05:56 PM
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Just read "very unique" and "utterly unique" ......... sigh !!! grrr.gif

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henrietta
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As a result, all 79 people aboard the flight — 24 of who were players among the 67 passengers — will now serve a full fortnight in quarantine.


It just makes you go AAaaarrgghh !!!!

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henrietta
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Cricket Australia had just eased India’s concerns over quarantine arrangements in Brisbane before the BCCI changed tact.


Not much tact involved in this change of tack.

Can't say I blame them much. Hasn't been a whole lot of fun, but citing the upcoming England tour is a bit of a red herring.

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J



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