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Unless in the know—

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—you just won’t catch the wee joke in the above advertisement purloined  from:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/108620095/students-launch-petition-after-being-flummoxed-by-word-trivial-in-nzqa-exam

… which makes it all the more juicier~!

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LANGUAGE~!

TUT!

Try this on for size

Can o Worms usable(and I warn you, it’s no trivial matter)—

A definition of the word should have been included in the exam, he said. 

Chairman of the New Zealand History Teachers’ Association, Graeme Ball, agreed. 

He called the exam a “little bit of a snafu” on the part of NZQA, and said the language used in questions should be “accessible to all”.

The exam was not testing comprehension, so it was “unfair” to make that part of the assessment, he said. 

But should Year 13 students know the word “trivial”?

If I may be permitted to say so—

Ye gods

—and my apologies to anyone dead, alive, or undecided, who cannot fathom (it means figure) my meaning (here used in the office of) thereof. Sometimes I can be subtle (it means sneaky) and often blatant (I think it means simple)(as in obvious) (but don’t quote me on that, I left my dictionary* big book of words at home).

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To which I must add

AW … DIDDUMS!

—or as in (modern speak)

GO GET A LIFE~!

My apologies where due to any moderns offended. No offence intended, little person. (Well, not much …)

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* Dictionary … a book that explains the meanings of difficul tough unknown hard words. See below for PS:

 

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There there … you just dry up them naughty ol’ tears …

I DON’T LIKE

being unintentionally

RUDE

to anyone.

But for some I’m happy to take a punt—

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Having been almost bulletproof (off the radar) for years we had our phone ring just the other night, and since Spouse was busy I took it—

—strange unknown voice, thinking he may have the wrong number and “please,what number did I call?”

… dammit … I could have had a ball with this but had promised Spouse I wouldn’t if ever it came up. So almost reflexively I hung up, hoping for a replay.

It didn’t.

IN THE NAVY

we were told (and this years ago, long before all these ‘web’ things were even dreams) that if any calls were at all suss to politely request the caller’s name and number— “And I’ll call you back just as soon as I can~!”

I HAD A GIRLFRIEND

who kept a referee’s whistle (the two-tone type with a pea in it) by her phone. She explained it was for annoyance callers. In the midst of a call at a later date I remembered this and asked if she’d like to test her systems—happy to do so, she said, and promptly did so … I became an instant Christian, so to speak. Sheesh!

THE ADVANTAGE OF MATURITY

is that we miss out on so much. You can real fun with idiots … or telemarketers. (They don’t do it much these days but I managed to keep one talking for more than twenty minutes once, before he finally twigged; got quite ratty before he hung up.)

Hah!

 

Call me …

skull & bones

ANYONE

WILL DO ANYTHING

TO ANYONE PC, not

if

(a) given half a chance, and

(b) they think they can get away with it.

A hugely popular and well trusted historical brand with world-wide interests tried it in New Zealand and took a few hits for so doing—

It was Kiwis’ most trusted brand for the seventh year in a row in the Reader’s Digest survey, up until the palm oil scandal broke.

The brand quickly dropped out of the top 30 most trusted brands in the country, and “now this…”

… but the real damage had been inflicted by rival chocolate maker; Whittaker’s.

“​Whittaker’s seem to have taken over the premium position in the New Zealand chocolate market.”

“As a relatively small locally owned company they are now producing high quality, world class, chocolate and look to have taken Cadbury’s position in New Zealand.

“While Cadbury seems to have been imploding  Whittaker’s have done extremely well by concentrating on quality products…”

FROM:  CLICK HERE   (Southland Times article)

FOR MYSELF

when Cadbury foisted off a bloody awful product using palm oil, I stopped gobbling their stuff. Yeuch.

Spouse soon followed.

Investigating replacements we fell wildly in love with Whittakers chocolates. Our regret now is the time and money wasted in brand loyalty.

My advice? Get your butt out there away from habit, explore a little—if your loyalty is deserved you’ll be back, otherwise your eyes will be opened to the new-kid-on-the-block.

In our case ‘new kid’ is an unarguably superior product and as far as we are concerned Cadbury can take their second-rate product and shove it.

OUR NEW PERSONAL NUMBER ONE?

down there

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AND—

no, they don’t even know I exist …

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“Cadbury who?

 

LEGITIMATE, AT

LAST~

BOOM BOOM

—it means we’ve arrived! Yay!

Now we can form groups, go mainstream and kick off a movement nation world-wide … with T-shirts, lapel pins, badges, bumper stickers … organised hierarchies and possibly even with Government support/grants and guaranteed seats at the taxpayer trough. Maybe even Tax Exempt Status!

Or not.

The very thought shudders me from the tip of my muzzle to the far end of my tail. Brrrr. So the below, surely, must originate in America somewhere—

down there

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—may God protect her and all who sail in her. Formalised atheism? Only a prophet-seeking goddist would think of that!

Perhaps we can take it one-step further and register atheism as a religion? (Don’t knock it—I’m a devout atheist myself).

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“Great idea!”   “To hell with it—monopoly better … more pelf, for moi!”

 

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THE FOUNTAIN OF ARK SPAKE

and these immortal words

came forth—

Canon Farrar makes this frank admission: “If miracles be incredible, Christianity is false. If Christ wrought no miracles, then the Gospels are untrustworthy” (Witness of History to Christ, p. 25).

Read from source:  CLICK HERE

—making this old dog dwell momentarily on the thought that miracles cannot be spur-of-the-moment’ things. Not to an omniscient …

If not programmed (deliberately) then let us at least hold the thought that God is entirely incapable of spontaneity.

Omniscience means that even before The Creation God knew … everything … so if the universe is indeed (as Science tells us) only about fifteen billion years old then fifteen bills (plus a wee bit) years ago God was drifting about in nowhere well aware that He was going to create a universe … and eventually float himself down there disguised as an angel, screw the innocent(?) wee wife of a cuckold carpenter, be born, and then (literally~!) nail Himself to a cross?

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“John! John, John, oh Johhhhhhn … I can see your house from up here!”

Wow … talk about kinky … yep, nail Himself to a cross.

FOR THE SAKE OF BREVITY

I’ll say that again—

GOD

NAILED HIMSELF

TO THAT CROSS …

—and am entirely happy to discuss with any offended religious persons; especially if they’ve never held the thought that such could be considered a bit masochistic. No?

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“Mary! Hold still, dammit—this won’t hurt a bit!”

 

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NEC TAMEN CONSUME…

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—which might appear to mean in English:

“On fire, but not gobbled up”

(or similar). For a few clever folks it means wealth and power, as in The Power Of Christ (aka ‘God’)(in some quarters) as exemplified by resurrection. (Res-erection?)

THE STORY SO FAR:

In the Invercargill suburb of Windsor there once was a lovely old church. An imposing wee edifice, with a bell tower and proudly displaying the emblem.

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It had a terrible internal fire. Ouch.

It was damaged beyond repair, although they gave it their best shot—which is where I snapped the below image, through the scaffolding:

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But eventually after truly noble efforts they decided to pull the blasted thing down before God finished the job for them (if anyone had been clopped by falling bricks I dare say that God would have justifiably been blamed, but the Church as His agent may have had to apologise). Again.

SO NOW THE SITE IS 

just a lawn. A lovely lawn, but grass alone doesn’t bring in the punters and still someone gets stung for land taxes. Ergo this—

https://www.southlandexpress.co.nz/digital-edition/?edition=SXP_2018_11_08#

—get thee hence and make of it what thou wilt.

God looks after His own, no?

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“Sure does, Mr Argus—with just a bit of help from you mortals …”

 

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