Posts by Emma Hart

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  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Insisting on dragging words back to definitions that have not been in use for a very long time is a form of redefining language. Please stop.

    This is also the third thread he's tried to drag this increasingly irrelevant troll on to. If people could just go on not engaging, that'd be great.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, God,

    I've been keeping a careful eye on this, because as several people have pointed out it's bad faith arguing (SEE WHAT I DID THERE), but I figure you guys are smart enough to walk away when it's not fun.

    However. I have a column on a much more delicate and sensitive subject to go up early next week, and I'm quite tempted to close this discussion thread then.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales, in reply to Stephen R,

    Have you considered a career in teaching literacy?

    Ha, part of one of my jobs involves trying to teach "writers" how to use apostrophes, and the surprisingly difficult How to Punctuate Direct Speech WTF Do They Teach in American Schools unit. I wish it were this easy.

    Two 'enter's at the end of a paragraph, Jersamake. Two.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales,

    Hey look, the ellipses are gone! It's almost like somebody pointed it out.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales,

    Before anyone gets too involved with “Jake”, I’ll just point out that’s a third shiny new account with the same viewpoint that coincidentally can’t work ellipses or paragraph breaks. I’m just sayin’. What I’m just sayin’ is that’s the same person.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales, in reply to jeremy botham,

    events that are now over two years old

    You know the situation well, right? If not the date.

    Four. Four years since the start of an on-going situation which has not stopped.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest, in reply to Judi Lapsley Miller,

    I disagree – there is a very real public interest here. Outing people who hold these vile opinions about half the human race may go some way to showing how unacceptable these opinions are, and perhaps provide a heads-up to the women who have to interact with them IRL.

    I have to say I agree, Judi. I think it's really important for women who may have to interact with Williams in future to know that he holds these views, for their own personal safety.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales, in reply to Sacha,

    Thanks for that final beer at the Dux, Emma.

    Might have been my final beer at the Dux too, Sacha. Sorry it was pissing with rain.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales, in reply to Simon Lyall,

    Seriously Christchurch people. Next time you open your mouths try and talk for more than a minute without saying how much you hate Auckland(ers) and Wellington(ians).

    Seriously, Simon. You read this piece, today, and this was what you felt a burning need to say? That, what, we're failing to see who the real victims are here?

    Your self-involvement and lack of empathy are pretty sad to see, to be honest. Maybe go and be this small somewhere else, at least until tomorrow.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Oh, God,

    On the topic of other 'religions' in schools:

    A bitter dispute is raging in the northern Southland town of Riversdale due to the school wanting to introduce a calming technique for its pupils in the wake of bullying.

    It is understood some Christian parents at Riversdale are furious the school wants to introduce the "mindfulness" technique, claiming it has Buddhism origins.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4379 posts Report Reply

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