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p--and--t

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like this board like must have like all old fogies like on it like all the time like they worry about like all this sh..
 

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"Get closer to your dream trip, with international Economy reward seats for less points." Shall I point out grammar to QF?
 

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Not strictly grammar, but this does still seem the most appropriate place:

Listening to someone from a Life Saving organisation on the radio talking about an increase in the number of Australians who have drowned in the past year. She went on to say that, “...for every person who drowns in Australia, another ten are taken to hospital following a non-fatal drowning incident.” 🤔
 

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I'm sure our old teachers must be delighted that their little rules, rhymes and sayings stuck in our heads so well. A cAR is stationARy and papER is stationERy.
I was taught that a person who sells stationery is a stationER not a stationAR.
 

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She went on to say that, “...for every person who drowns in Australia, another ten are taken to hospital following a non-fatal drowning incident.” 🤔
Although the final meaning can be derived, that statement is so confusing from so many different angles.

Do people who drown cause other people to go to hospital?

Do people who drown cause non-fatal incidents elsewhere?
 

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Maybe if they had a sub-editor it might be 'quite devastating'?
 

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here's another one (Lucy Dean of Yahh Australia's "news room" - haha - who doesn't know the difference between 'stationary' and 'stationery'.

The mistake is repeated.

One wonders whether these articles are ever reviewed by a subeditor:


Who do we blame? Her teachers? Herself? Parents?
 

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