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Old 15th Jan 2021, 21:24
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 23:08
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So what do you use instead of the word disorientation?
"Loss of situational awareness." 😂🤣
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 23:10
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
So what do you use instead of the word disorientation?
Presumably “disoriention” ?
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 08:49
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
So what do you use instead of the word disorientation?
Why would you want or need to use an alternative ?

There are plenty of other verbs ending in -ent that add -ation to form a noun.

Are you going to argue with all of them, too ?

Pure misrepresentation.
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 09:01
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I'll double check that = single check. Literally is literally driving me nuts.
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 11:22
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"Let me think about that one "Momentarily"

I can't remember the airline but there was a real, fatal, accident where the pilot announced they would be taking off momentarily.

That's exactly what they did: came back down and ran off the end of the runway.




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Old 16th Jan 2021, 12:39
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Originally Posted by Hydromet View Post
In the town of Adelong, NSW, everyone says that. Or they would, if they thought anyone from out of town knew something that they don't.

Hydromet,
I guess that’s Adelong, NSW Ashtraya?

There is an epidemic of ‘shhhh’ Dnunda, pronouncing every letter s as though it is followed by an h.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 11:39
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Grrr

So, now I have seem to have a problem with sentences beginning with the word "so".
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 13:40
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So it seems.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 15:15
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 15:48
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 15:50
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Just for Treaders:



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Old 24th Feb 2021, 16:49
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The day before yesterday, there was an item on the BBC news about a new artificial heart gizmo that is making a huge difference in the realm of transplants for children. And the reporter told us "The patients of donors need to be consented.."
Que?
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 17:15
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Just for Treaders:

https://youtu.be/Qy9_lfjQopU


So-so performance.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 17:33
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I prefer versions by the Chinese singer So So San.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 20:04
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I'm fed up with variations of "Save the Planet".

If we f*ck it up we and our close cousins will disappear. The planet will survive.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 22:20
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Originally Posted by osborne View Post
I'm fed up with variations of "Save the Planet".

If we f*ck it up we and our close cousins will disappear. The planet will survive.

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Old 26th Feb 2021, 05:08
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I'm sure I've moaned before somewhere in JetBlast about the media's irrational obsession with prefixing story titles "everything we know about..." and then attempting to summarise whatever the issue of the day is. BBC, Telegraph, my local news site, all at it...

Also the Telegraph website has items labelled "10 minute read", "5 minute read", etc... perhaps other news sites do the same? Eh? If you are interested in the story you'll read it; are you supposed to feel superior if you read it in only 8 minutes, or utterly worthless if it takes 12? Pointless pretentiousness...
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 10:54
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Why do so many people feel the need to “turn around” before they do or say things?
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