I’ll see your
Kate Beaton’s Brunel.
and raise you Sydney Paduas’ Brunel!!
from Lovelace and Babbage
..speaking of 'Bruce-losers' ...
- Tony Abbott is mourned in Australia...
Whatever your feelings about Tony Abbott, the former prime minister did add colour to the Australian language and will be missed by the country’s wordsmiths.
That’s the view of Oxford University Press boss Peter van Noorden, releasing the second edition of Australian National Dictionary — its first comprehensive update since 1988.
NSFW - contains picture of Abbott (a bad) bod in togs!!
...consider the humble vacuum cleaner, then consider how fast a human could travel if he or she was the size of a dust particle and didn’t mind fatal health outcomes.
I understand that London's Victorian underground railway has resulted in a sometimes fatal disease now known as Tube-berk-closeness...
… “trickle down” is a thing.
So, the elephant in the room
is what ya get ‘down’ off,
not a duck?
Mike Yardley (Chchch's own Mike Hosking clone) weighs in with a highly emotive and ham-fisted rant against legalisation in The Press - comments were turned off about 2 hours after the article was posted - hardly fair...
a mere fettered anger...*
Free trade with SIngapore and some others would have been worth something to NZ but that advantage was squandered in pursuit of the delusion that great trade powers would play nice.
Yes, it would have been interesting to see how the small Trade Agreement the Labour Government originally started -
The TPP began as an expansion of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4) signed by Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore in 2005.* *
- would have panned out if left to just those four - before the big cuckoos got in the nest and laid their eggs for everyone else to hatch and feed...
Heck, it would probably already have been in place and showing benefits by now...
So now the other exercise is 'How much did this damp squib of failed diplomacy' cost us?
How many wasted millions were spent pushing a doomed rock repeatedly up hill in this Sisyphean*** orgy of hubris?
*anagram of Free Trade Agreement
I note the Sunday Star Times headline writers have not yet mastered the simple 'copy and paste' technique!
It is Eva Prowse not Prouse!
How hard can it be for Sunday Star Times (Escape Section) sub-editors and headline writers to copy and paste?
Rather than insultingly misspell the surname of someone you have gone out of your way to spend 15 minutes with and ask their opinion.
It's not as if the headline writer couldn't see two other correct spellings right there in front of them.
I guess they have more important things to do....
Possession = a 'pos' ess is on is my aide–mémoire ....
Another pointilist exercise for art adherents!
But seriously, how great to see the group mind at work creating a consensus reality.