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    Re: C'mon..... Joke time

    1) Take notarised copies for posterity
    2) Frame the original then hang it in a prominent place where SWMBO may be reminded of it at least daily
    3) Bask in self adulation in perpetuity
    4) ...
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    Re: Your help, please

    Vote Kame for PCWorld Chat Resident Sparky :clap:clap:clap

    :D
  3. Re: Questions about the chemoelectrical process for finding out blood sugar levels

    Piroska ... Please acknowledge your source rather than copy then post as if it's your own!

    Here's where you copied it from:
    ...
  4. Re: What type of Huawei phone is good for taking photos?

    Was it the fault of too much lager, perhaps?

    :lol:
  5. Thread: Grammar Update

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    Re: Grammar Update

    I couldn't resist this ...

    1) Report it to the apostrophe police :groan:

    2) The real reason I laughed in the first place:

    10397

    Ummm ... the commenter's name?
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    Re: $500k on a kiddies slide

    I like one of the comments to the SunLive article



    :thumbs:
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    Re: $500k on a kiddies slide

    Not only Mallard, try the whole government ... they just don't want to be accountable to anyone. Take the current Povd-19 debacle where everyone from the PM down is ducking for cover.
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    Re: Grammar Update

    Not necessarily. Don't forget the original work was penned around 1595 or so, so there's been centuries of typesetters, people like Noah Webster (one of whose main ambitions was to sabotage the...
  9. Thread: New Laptop

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    Re: New Laptop

    /\ :)
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    Re: New Laptop

    Here's what I was taught:

    1) The possessive pronouns yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs, and whose never need apostrophes.

    2) The only time it's has an apostrophe is when it is a...
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    Re: New Laptop

    It's = a contraction ...

    "That way it uses Office extensions instead of it is own, for compatibility."

    :groan:
  12. Thread: Grammar Update

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    Re: Grammar Update

    Consider yourself smacked ... with a wet bus ticket :lol::lol:
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    Re: Grammar Update

    I used to have a Sergeant Major in OCTU whose favourite barb (sometimes even to moi) was "you horrible little man". But with his Cockney accent, he left the "h" out so it became "you 'orrible little...
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    Re: Grammar Update

    You're on to it ... "just remember it is the sound that governs whether you use “a” or “an,” not the actual first letter of the word" :thumbs:

    In your example, the "h" in hour is silent, and yes,...
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    Re: Grammar Update

    I think you're right, but I suggest the rule of "its" vs "it's" (possessive vs contraction is fairly simple to apply. If the contraction when spoken in its extended form (it is) doesn't sound right,...
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    Re: Grammar Update

    Interesting that in this thread entitled Grammar Update that just about every poster has made basic errors by confusing the possessive and contraction forms of "it" ...

    Where meant in a possessive...
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    Re: Where do they get these silly ideas from?

    This was a political tradeoff to make conversion to Christianity more palatable to the pagans. The pagans weren't about to readily give up their feast days, so the Christians aligned celebration of...
  18. Statue of limitations ... the 2008 Russki monument that good taste ignored

    A The Chase blooper programme last night prompted me to research a 2008 erection (pun intentional) of a Russian salute to the enema, a procedure that according to the LATimes that "many people would...
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    Re: This probably meant something to the reporter

    Send an email to the Prime Minister. She used to wrap fish and chips in a takeaway shop, and that vast commercial experience of hers may place her in poll position to answer such a question :lol:
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    Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    The obverse suggests an Arabic / Middle East origin, and the person is wearing a Fez. The Fez suggests Egypt, Libya, North Africa origins (I think the Fez was outlawed in other parts of the Middle...
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    Re: This probably meant something to the reporter

    What about this from the front page of Britain's Metro:



    Stuff isn't the only offender ...
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    Re: The Muller jokes didn't take long

    1101 ... you make some excellent points and I go along with most of them.

    I'll stick my neck out and forecast the next leader of the Nats, and the fourth female prime minister will be (drum roll)...
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    Re: The Muller jokes didn't take long

    Good comments guys!

    Politics aside, I have sympathy for whomever - from whichever side of the divide they sit - is being "interviewed".

    An interview shouldn't be considered a blood sport...
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    Re: Is this the end of 'free' press in NZ?

    Then we really are in trouble - on both counts

    :lol::lol:
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    Re: Is this the end of 'free' press in NZ?

    Firstly, I don't really think Kiwi Keith should be lumped in with those others. However, that's not the point.

    You make the point "The press are free to print what they like just as we are free...
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