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nofam
20-07-2009, 08:17 AM
Clearly, this reporter needs to go back to school - or at least buy a dictionary (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2608686/Complaint-to-commission-over-flagpole-sale)

:o

:D

johcar
20-07-2009, 08:41 AM
????

Don't see anything too wrong with the spelling of grammar in that piece, but the content of the article is disturbing.

It wasn't even their damn flagpole (even if it were a proven fact that the piece of wood for sale was authentic)!!! The have no right to claim rights!!!

Zippity
20-07-2009, 08:54 AM
"An descendant ....."

johcar
20-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Ahh.

Suspect the original draft read "An ancestor..." and then he realised he had the wrong end of the time continuum....

Do they not use proof-readers these days?

Disclaimer: I obviously don't qualify! :blush:

Deane F
20-07-2009, 09:11 AM
"An descendant..."

So what is this thread - a win for pedantry?

nofam
20-07-2009, 09:12 AM
Ha ha I don't know whether you guys read it in time or not, but it did indeed say "An ancestor. . . ." - it's been changed now damnit!

Thought it was a pretty good effort for someone of that age to lodge a complaint with anyone about anything!! :D

utopian201
20-07-2009, 09:12 AM
What about when close up did that piece on that 18 yo guy selling photos of his 'mum'. Then it turns out, he wasn't 18 and the photos weren't of his mum.

wratterus
20-07-2009, 09:19 AM
Great england there.

nofam
20-07-2009, 09:23 AM
"An descendant..."

So what is this thread - a win for pedantry?

How dare you accuse me of that! - I'm not Michael Jackson


:rolleyes:

:p

Deane F
20-07-2009, 09:29 AM
How dare you accuse me of that! - I'm not Michael Jackson


:rolleyes:

:p

I didn't mean to imply that... He had several little boys in bed with him at once. If you just have one at a time then you're nothing like Michael Jackson at all. ;)

R2x1
20-07-2009, 09:40 AM
On the page it states "Stuff"-"Up" at the very top.

Further down the article mentions "activist" meaning secret and special rules apply.

It is just another example of the difference in interpretation of the treaty. Both sides saw it as furthering settlement, but one side saw it as "settlement in New Zealand" and another group saw it as "settlement from" New Zealand. Both sides agreed that it was to be a continuing process.

prefect
20-07-2009, 11:49 AM
More like a typo, editors fault.