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"English as she is spoke", Our language and its quirks
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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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William’s parents, including his mother Penny Callaghan, who hadn’t been on the trip, were finally able to breathe. A parent’s worst nightmare averted.


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

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saw that coming



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mullokintyre
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AAGGGH, no no, not The OZ
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“I took previsions myself. I wrote a mask and sanitiser and tried to keep away from others.”


The world is truly coming to an end.
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henrietta
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Come on Australian, you can do better than this surely !

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30-year-old minor whose post-mortem tests found no trace of COVID-19 in his body.
“There has been a lot of commentary about this issue of unfortunately this young man who died in central QLD and the corona deciding it was not a COVID related .....


What happens when no editing I guess.

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henrietta
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Having just noticed the "ampersand" post, rather belatedly, I have just come across "strait", which I really don't think I have been aware of previously. Lord knows how many times I have mis-spelled these words !!

strait-jacket
strait-laced
dire straits
strait and narrow

Strait originally meant "tight" apparently.

The meaning of those phrases becomes clear when we know that 'strait' means, not 'free from curvature', but 'tight'. That usage goes back to the 13th century and an early example of the 'tight' meaning is found in John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomew de Glanville's De Proprietatibus Rerum, 1398:
A rynge that is streyghte on a fyngre and may not be take of afore mete, maye easely be take of after mete.
[De Glanville was clearly a messy eater.]

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henrietta
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The ampersand, &, originally from the Latin "et" meaning "and" ........... fascinating. Thanks for that joules.

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joules mm1
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from the did you know file .....&c

https://twitter.com/i/moments/1223621086635491329



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henrietta
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Pedestrians cross a bridge by foot as smoke haze settles over the town of Batesman Bay


As distinct from the pedestrians who were riding buses. Sigh wacko.gif

And I just noticed the Bateman's Bay !!?? So many stories to type, and so little time .....

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