TO THE WHOLE WORLD
that your product is defective. Not only that, it could be lethal.
When in fact, all you really mean is that—
—there’s a slight “act of God” possibility that there may (as in might, perhaps, just, maybe, almost, could) be a happening.
I SAY AGAIN
that if someone is (say) ‘accident prone’ it means they’re always having accidents. No? Okay, then, often. And if one building in a city/town/village is ‘earthquake prone’ they all bloody well are.
Vulnerable to an earthquake is one thing, resistant to earthquakes is another, but ‘earthquake prone’ must apply to all the proximate buildings—that single word ‘prone’ screams loud and clear the warning: STAY AWAY!
SO WHAT CAN WE MAKE OF THIS?
“New laws passed after the Canterbury quakes have tightened the standards for commercial buildings.
The owner … is worried.
Her building is on the dreaded list drawn up by the Southland District Council of buildings in the town which could be earthquake-prone, and she is trying not to panic.
“To assume you have a value in a property and then to have it dissipate largely overnight …”
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But this candour(?) is how we attract our tourists to our land of earthquakes, volcanoes, and such on the Pacific Ring Of Fire (and home to Lake Taupo—holder of possibly the world record for loudest POP when erupting.) ( Loudest ever, note—we don’t do ’em by halves, neither in our advertising for the tourist dollar nor in our natural phenomena.)
TO MR McHUGH
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