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Old 27th May 2017, 09:21 PM
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I've read the thread and checked the linked source but I've no idea what this thread is all about, TIMB.
I don't believe it's possible for me to help you out, Azu. Try the thread, in context.

ETA: Better yet -"Car impaled by tree with miracle baby inside".
What was the car impaled by? A tree.
What kind of tree? A tree with (a) miracle baby inside.

That's just plain wrong.
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Is it just me, or does the phrase "Master Chef Elimination" conjure up visions of locked cubicle doors, daks around ankles visible just below the door gap, and the sound of muted grunting?
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Something is lost in translation.

So is my desire to taste the product.
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A man allegedly carrying a small stick of explosives and woman have been arrested over a two month crime spree in Perth's north.
"Stand back! He's armed with... WOMAN!"
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Really. This kind of thing is what comes of sacking editors and subbies.
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Something is lost in translation.

So is my desire to taste the product.
I've never tasted it when it's red.
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Something is lost in translation.

So is my desire to taste the product.
I've never tasted it when it's red.
Nor I when it's Chinese and bottled.

Not to mention those labiodental fricatives.
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I've posted about my dislike of "yeah no" many times, and have wondered why "yeah yeah" seems to have become a thing.

To my dismay, I recently heard twice in one day "yeah yeah no".

I guess I now have to look forward to "yeah yeah no no"?

Yeah yeah, I know I knoow.


(You know the tone of voice to read it in)
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Spoiler alert, but I just new there was going to be a yes at the end.
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