Standard of English as it is in NZ

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Standard of English as it is in NZ

#1 Post by prospector » Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:36 am

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national ... d46dabc8f8

Was not aware we had this Department

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#2 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:19 pm

Is there a fine for talking to them? :-?

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#3 Post by unifoxos » Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:17 pm

Surely all Governments have many departments like that.
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#4 Post by Undried Plum » Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:22 pm

Nyazilluners could speak English pretty well if they could pronounce more than one different vowel in any one sentence.

That monovowel thing is their downfall.

The Strines have a slightly different problem. They can can stretch to two, maybe three, vowels, but they have to share a communal total IQ of 100 across thousands of miles.

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#5 Post by limeygal » Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:52 am

Don't understand the connection between thread title and content. :-\

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Re: Standard of English as it is in NZ

#6 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:20 pm

Dear Puzzled,
This was the original headline in the article:
Department of Conversation investigating after dolphin found beheaded on South Auckland beach

The misspelling has subsequently been corrected.

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