Are there any sentences more Australian than “Too easy” and “Sweet as”?
Lol this is ridiculous. I asked to see well-known Australian phrases, someone replied with some, and Twitter called it “hateful content”.
To be clear, Twitter, this was a reply to my tweet requesting linguistic examples, and these are relevant examples. I am not offended. 1/2
This doesn’t even relate to the rule. No one is being threatened or harassed, certainly not on any of the bases listed. It does not promote violence. See the use-mention distinction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use%E2%80…
I’m who this comment was directed to. Please lift this ban. 2/2
People are quite rightly upset that the word “rape” is in quote marks in this headline, but unfortunately this is one of those occasions when journalistic convention clashes with public expectations. If I may expand on that...
First let me say this is definitely NOT me saying “journalists right, audience wrong”. I just want to provide the background.
Nor is it a defence of “Murdoch media”. I haven’t seen what other mastheads have done, and that this happens to be the Oz is irrelevant to my point.
At its core, this story is about a complaint of a crime. This claim has not yet been proven in court, so despite us really needing to believe the allegations of victims of sexual assault, it must be treated as an allegation and not a fact. Not yet.
As an aside, last month I did a summary of where all this is up to as we start the new parliamentary year: “Australia’s tangle of electronic surveillance laws needs unravelling” zdnet.com/article/austra…
Mon plan: 1024 train to Sydney; administrivia en route; quick errand; 1300 lunch with a co-conspirator; 1617 (TBC) return train; reading en route; quiet night. An easy day, but I’ve got a busier few days ahead.
Further alleged plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap, of course.
Sun plan: Faff about for most of the day, plus a few minor chores; confirm plans; organise a final push for The 9pm Autumn Series 2021 the9pmedict.com/autumn2021; Weekly Wrap.
If the energy surges, I may even write a small submission to a government inquiry.
This is the inquiry in question. @jpwarren did a detailed thread the other day, but I can’t find it right now. The key problem, however, is that the Bill would give the eSafety Commissioner incredibly broad powers to take down internet content to vaguely protect the kiddies.
When it came time to do a weather forecast, I had no idea what it was. So I plugged the mic onto a 50m cable and walked out to where I had a view of the sky in all directions. I told the listeners I’d grown up on a farm so here’s what I reckon. I was pretty close, it turned out.
Meanwhile, a listener figured out where we must be, made a thermos of tea and grabbed a packet of biscuits, and drove out into the swamp to bring us a cuppa. She’d figured that our tower must be the one with the station wagon parked next to it, and obviously she was right.
Anyway, it only took a few hours for Telecom Australia to repair the cable, and I seem to remember it wasn’t too dark by the time we finished. With no mobile phone, I think we had to say it was fixed by saying it on air. “And now back to the studio” then moving the patch cable.
It begins in the 1980s, ’cos I’m getting old. I started at community station 5UV, now Radio Adelaide. Over a couple of years I learned how to do pretty much everything. I produced and presented a lot of different things, but started with classical music. radioadelaide.org.au
“KPMG’s UK chair, Bill Michael, has resigned after telling staff to ‘stop moaning’ during a virtual meeting about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, where he also called unconscious bias ‘crap’.” theguardian.com/business/2021/…
“The 52yo Australian, who told staff to ‘stop playing the victim card’ and described the concept of unconscious bias as being ‘complete and utter crap for years’, apologised and said the scandal over his comments had made his position at the accounting giant ‘untenable’.”
He sounds nice.
Also, it’s the “scandal” that made his position untenable, not the comments. Yes of course, Bill. Arsehole.
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We’re currently 48% of the way to Target One. Thank you.
49% now, though I’m not sure about the leaf thing.
Looking at the Royal Botanic Garden’s lichen page, I believe it’s two different types of lichen, and that there are way too many kinds of lichen for me to explore just now. rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Science/Our-wo…
Not only is this map appalling misinformation by including stale data, it’s also using big scary icons a kilometre across to mark a single shop where a COVID-positive person might have been present for 10 minutes. Thoroughly irresponsible scaremongering.