I think the word of the year is 'Sorry" - with a silent 'not' in front of it.
I'd take a lawnmower to that apostrophe, I reckon.
...a few years later?
[From the Herald:] A TVNZ spokeswoman, Andi Brotherston... said the creative unit at TVNZ chose Mr English partly because of the pun on his name in the series’ title “Plain English”.
Ah, the pun. The first refuge of the junior advertising copywriter.
If you're going to use a pun it's much better if it's a current pun.
I was cautiously inching my way towards the thesis that perhaps in New Zealand it's a product of the drinking culture but, yes, I think that's something destined for the rubbish bin.
Mildly philosophical question.
Is this sort of behaviour worse in New Zealand? I suspect it's (sadly) universal. But for the better-travelled members of PA, are there places or societies around the world where you're less likely to be harassed if you're a woman or where you're safer?
erring's OK round 'ere
Particularly red errings.
James, I take it you were paid by the word. :)
Same. I'm imagining something more like the Not OK ads, that taps into male honour and loyalty.
ALAC did do something like that.
(Puts tin hat on. Ducks below parapet.)
Thank you, Emma. That's an incredibly powerful piece of writing.
My Mum has worked as a Refuge volunteer for over thirty years in a pretty desperate part of the country. They - the volunteers - know these stories but of course they can't tell them. I'm pleased that somebody can.
If you listen carefully, I think you'll find that they're saying:
Our farers have nothing.Two hired.
On the one hand, this is a message from Rob Fyfe to John Key that the Jobs Summit wasn't a complete load of bollocks.
On the other hand, it is also a marketing message to the New Zealand population. Air New Zealand is for the indigent traveller. JetStar is for the indignant traveller.