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by paulwiggins
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kiwi English
Replies: 19
Views: 6942

Kiwi English

Now might be a convenient time to look at the scoreboard
by paulwiggins
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: pattern I admired
Replies: 16
Views: 4631

pattern I admired

To say I admired makes it clear that the state of admiration was continuing at the time you showed it to your friend.
by paulwiggins
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kiwi English
Replies: 19
Views: 6942

Kiwi English

Mâori is an official language of New Zealand. The long term aim in regard to eduction is summarised by the Mâori Language Commission as follows Education Where kôhanga reo (languge nests - pw) have managed to produce youngsters fluent in the Mâori language, good work is often undone simply because t...
by paulwiggins
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "a" or "an" before an acronym ??
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

"a" or "an" before an acronym ??

Paraphrase. Community Liaision Officers should be rendered as liaison officers on second mention in most cases. The New Zealand University Students Association as association on second mention and so on.
by paulwiggins
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: printed-page patterns
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

printed-page patterns

You won't find it in the printers' glossaries but many designers call them rivers. Old hands in the industry are ever alert for them.
by paulwiggins
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: adj or noun
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

adj or noun

phonetic alphabet SAY: fuhnetik 'alfuhbet noun 1. a set of symbols for transcribing speech sounds, in which each symbol represents one distinct sound or sound unit. 2. a list of words used in certain communication channels to identify unambiguously the letters of the alphabet, as alpha for A , bravo...
by paulwiggins
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: motel v motels
Replies: 18
Views: 4114

motel v motels

Resteasy Motels is an odd usage for New Zealand. Hope you are enjoying your spell in the old country.
by paulwiggins
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: share vs stock
Replies: 5
Views: 2529

share vs stock

Many in financial markets are creful to use avoid the term stock to refer to shares, equity investments. The reason is that Government stock, a debt instrument, is constantly traded on money markets. Fot the rest of us the dangers of ambiguity don't really arise.
by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: dag's dictionary
Replies: 28
Views: 8862

dag's dictionary

Kiwis do ineed call them chilly bins but the rest pof thje world thinks we call them chully buns.
by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Paradise
Replies: 7
Views: 2827

Paradise

Macquarie dictionary offers: Middle English paradis, from Late Latin paradīsus, from Greek parádeisos park, from Old Persian pairidaēza enclosure]
by paulwiggins
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Firm/Business/Company
Replies: 19
Views: 7133

Firm/Business/Company

Monologophobia is suggested.
by paulwiggins
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Firm/Business/Company
Replies: 19
Views: 7133

Firm/Business/Company

Clarification: It turns out that monoglossophobia was a malapropism coined by yours truly. One chastises oneself vigorously at this point.
by paulwiggins
Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The local paper
Replies: 43
Views: 12650

The local paper

Wizard of Oz wrote: .. sheepskin seatcovers Paul ???

WoZ
Is the Pope German?
by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The local paper
Replies: 43
Views: 12650

The local paper

by paulwiggins
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Inquirement
Replies: 8
Views: 7560

Inquirement

Google is not a reference book.