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Old 25th July 2017, 06:06 PM
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Heard last night on a (quite good) "reality TV" show:
The car was submerged under the water
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Old 25th July 2017, 06:28 PM
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Heard last night on a (quite good) "reality TV" show:
The car was submerged under the water
Lol. Let me guess, Highway Thru Hell?

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Old 25th July 2017, 06:43 PM
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In Qld. they put "eh" on the end of everything e.g. "howyergoingmate" the reply is normally "good eh" When I moved to S.A. they put "yeah" on the front of everything e.g. "howyergoingmate" answer "yeahhhhhh good thanks" Is that crazy or what.
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Old 25th July 2017, 06:59 PM
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From a police report:

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At about 12.02am a man armed with a knife entered a residence on Devonlea Street and threatened two occupants demanding keys to a vehicle parked outside.

The men gave the man the keys who exited the house and entered a vehicle parked at that location.
Stray clauses, or "here is a picture of the keys exiting the house"?


Police-dialect English has syntax rules all its own.
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In Qld. they put "eh" on the end of everything e.g. "howyergoingmate" the reply is normally "good eh" When I moved to S.A. they put "yeah" on the front of everything e.g. "howyergoingmate" answer "yeahhhhhh good thanks" Is that crazy or what.
QLD? Not everywhere. On the Sunshine Coast, people born there (none of yer blow-ins) tend to end sentences on a strange rising inflection, making a statement sound as if it was a question.
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In Qld. they put "eh" on the end of everything e.g. "howyergoingmate" the reply is normally "good eh" When I moved to S.A. they put "yeah" on the front of everything e.g. "howyergoingmate" answer "yeahhhhhh good thanks" Is that crazy or what.
QLD? Not everywhere. On the Sunshine Coast, people born there (none of yer blow-ins) tend to end sentences on a strange rising inflection, making a statement sound as if it was a question.
It's even got a specific name, though I can't recall it at the moment.
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Here: what happens when everybody assumes spell-check is all you need.

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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"?
Getting there! I recently heard "yeah yeah no yeah"
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There's nothing makes an awful mess
Like spammers, trying to impress...

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Heard last night on Foxtel, during an advertisement for a show on the National Geographic channel, about Australian native animals, something like:
These exotic animals ...
FFS, isn't it enough that unique is fast becoming a synonym for unusual?
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