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by paulwiggins
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Australians add new words to the dictionary
Replies: 15
Views: 4341

Australians add new words to the dictionary

Wiz wrote:
coffee - Aussies have the definite benefit of an Italian heritage when it comes to our coffee .. and yes cafes here can rise and fall on the ability of their barista ..


With my only lament about that being I think Parisians bring a defter touch to the art than Italians.
by paulwiggins
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Aussie Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 2749

Aussie Birthday

And off with her head! Support the Publican Movement.
by paulwiggins
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: logos or logo's
Replies: 36
Views: 22690

logos or logo's

An anecdote: earlier this year I was at a meeting about adapting operations terms as we replace old computer hardware. Some in attendence sniggered that New Zealanders used the term logo instead ofm dinkus. Here reference books help. The latter terns out to be solely an Australain term. noun 1. a sm...
by paulwiggins
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Political websites
Replies: 32
Views: 9276

Political websites

testycopyeditors.org, a site where as a rule members do not declare political affiliation
by paulwiggins
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: A word for the Democratic Republican
Replies: 3
Views: 2900

A word for the Democratic Republican

He's influences by the writings of JS Mill.
by paulwiggins
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: touring
Replies: 32
Views: 10130

touring

If you can spare the time to do a Dickens' walking tour, it might well be your alley, so to speak. Brochures generally available from hotel reception desks.
by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The Miami Dolphins is 0-6
Replies: 6
Views: 2585

The Miami Dolphins is 0-6

The matter is argues. U.S> writers favour the singular.

I agree with the following:
A headline England is in trouble indicates the Tories are back in power.
England are in trouble indicates it is cricket as usual against Australia.
by paulwiggins
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: For those of you who coach people ,,,,
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

For those of you who coach people ,,,,

Purdue University has whipped up some nifty PowerPoint presentations on some fundamentas.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops ... l#overview
by paulwiggins
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Bledisloe Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 2571

Bledisloe Cup

When beak out of my post quarter-finals drinking binge, I shall post a witty and eurudite reply.
by paulwiggins
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Australian Citizenship Test 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

Australian Citizenship Test 2007

Bobinwales wrote: WoZ, HELP!. There's a Kiwi I can't understand talking Aussie.
Did ya hraer about the Kiwi Mafia bloke .... he made people an offer they couldn't understand.
by paulwiggins
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: buttocks (singular or plural?)
Replies: 17
Views: 9867

buttocks (singular or plural?)

But note the singular and plural forms of whakapohane are the same. (see http://www.northernadvocate.co.nz/story ... ID=3720507). I think this one now counts as being adopted into English.
by paulwiggins
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Henries
Replies: 16
Views: 6218

Henries

Originally posted by Phil White Originally posted by Bobinwales My pleasure Meirav, I didn't know what in blue blazes they were talking about either. I was interested in the precise value of a New Zealand Henry . See also http://hawkesburyindependent.yourguide.com.au/detail.asp?class=news&subclass=...
by paulwiggins
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Henries
Replies: 16
Views: 6218

Henries

It's an SI measurement ........The unit of inductance, equivalent to the inductance of a closed circuit in which an electromotive force of one volt is produced by a current in the circuit which varies uniformly at the rate of one ampere per second. H [named after Joseph Henry]1 ..... and indeed one ...
by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Ruggers
Replies: 24
Views: 6343

Ruggers

Undoubtedly very soon there will be some funny self-effacing tvcs about such matters.
by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: "911" emergency in Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 2685

"911" emergency in Australia

It's not unknown for some scenes in Australian productions to be shot twice wirh amendments for US audiences. One looks fporward without hope to them returning the favour. In news reports the number is commonly given as triple-0. http://www.sccfd.org/travel.html throws up some real eyebrow raisers. ...