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Public Address 01/02/08 - Onwards!

Public Address 01/02/08 - Onwards!

Overheard on a Bus | Feb 01, 2008 09:04
David Haywood from Christchurch
I Adore A Good Misunderstanding. Happily, A Feature Of New Zealand Dialect Known As The Near-square Diphthong Merger Provides Endless Scope For Confusion And Entertainment. This Diphthong Merger Affects Only Some New Zealanders, And Means That They Pronounce The Words 'near' And 'square' (And Other Words In These,

And on into a whole new year | Feb 01, 2008 08:25
Russell Brown's Hard News
It's Foo time! Kiwi Foo Camp is on this weekend, and I expect to emerge intellectually enriched, much the wiser and only a teeny bit hungover. The event is billed as being the work of Nat Torkington and myself, but my credit considerably overstates the case. My major...,

In another league | Jan 31, 2008 15:51
David Slack on his own account
So farewell then Tea Ropati from Her Majesty's District Court in Auckland. Not guilty on all charges means you can unpack your toothbrush. Time for a drink with Mr Gotlieb, but maybe not at the Whiskey Bar. They say we don't do things differently around here. But where else in...,

The Quality of Mercy | Jan 31, 2008 13:51
Graeme Edgeler has arrived
"Humanity and good policy conspire to dictate that the benign prerogative of pardoning should be as little as possible fettered or embarrassed. ~ Publius (Federalist, No. 74)" Americans do pardons right. Marc Rich, Scooter Libby, and Roger Clinton may prove they don't always do them well, but they do them...,


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