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The what pisses you off thread

Discussion in 'LORD' started by Crozzy, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. StephenSLR

    StephenSLR Member

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    It's not only TEN, you have to wonder who they're employing these days. Don't they teach the Queens English in journo school or are they even journo's?

    In the old days you had Alan Wilkie, etc. who were actual meteorologists reading the weather but these days it's just some pretty face or smile/wink drips drops rooftops ex-Totally Wild presenter bogan Bailey.

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  2. Trephinator

    Trephinator The Mongrel

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    I say "skedule", just like I say "skool" :p
     
  3. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Bailey annoys the shit out of me with that bullshit. Weather presenters are practically redundant these days when you can pull up the forecast online or from an app on your iPhone, so I guess he has to do something to earn his paycheck. I've worked with people who've featured on his little segments with their various volunteer groups and he is apparently a complete fuckwit.

    Is there a proper Aussie way to say "schedule"? I've always said "skedual", or probably more correctly "skedjl". With no vowel in the second syllable, just the way it should be pronounced in Strine.
     
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    Is it " PayCheque" not "paycheck "while we are at it ....
     
  5. StephenSLR

    StephenSLR Member

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    Well then it should be shedjl - what's more 'strayn than the backyard shed?

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  6. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    You got me there. "Cheque" is the Strayan way to spell it.
     
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    I say 'skedule' too.

    I think that paycheck is more american, and paycheque is more english. I have always used 'cheque'.
     
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  9. StephenSLR

    StephenSLR Member

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    LOL.

    I'm very bored here in W.A. right now.

    A few of the scenery here:

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    hmmm. Of all the UK/Oz spellings, "programme" is the one that pisses me off the most. It just makes me redundant.
     
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    I usually say skedule, but the occasional shedule slips out. Looks like we can blame the French for turning it into a 'sh' sound in the first place. Unlike 'scheme', which we got directly from Latin.

    Good thing I'm not a news reader, but I discovered that 'bubbling' is awkward to pronounce after putting it in a poem/song lyric.
     
  12. StephenSLR

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    You have to sing it as bubb-a-lin' like Jerry Scoggins

    Then one day, he was shootin' at some food
    and up through the ground come a bubb-a-lin' crude

    Oil, that is, black gold, Texas tea


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    Hahaha, maybe a little bluegrass verse wouldn't hurt.
     
  14. Shadow298

    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    having to spend another week in hospital pisses me off
     
  15. StephenSLR

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    We've just got over all the crap with La-Bi and Clarkie and I have to arrive to Sydney to see a new sportsman/bimbo couple have replaced them in the wink of an eye.

    Jodi Gordon (Who?) the Homo & Gay starlet that cheated on her boyfriend to spend a coked up hallucinogenic weekend with a bikie is now going out with a footballer. Career failing and need a meal ticket, honey?

    What is this obsession the media have to put these two on the front two pages of the Daily Telegraph - this is not that newsworthy!

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    You wanted serious reporting and you got a daily telegraph?
     
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    Si The Trickster's Bitch

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    My computer broke this morning. No idea what happened to it. I was sweating bullets because I have a big assessment due Monday. But with intense coolness, Harvey Norman replaced the whole thing no questions asked, because we'd owned it less than two weeks.

    But this is what pisses me off. I've been playing Heroes of Might and Magic 5, which is a game that has been pissing me off for some time now. It's insanely hard, the only way an occasional gamer like me can have a hope is by using cheat codes, and even then it's a challenge. My old computer couldn't cope with the graphics and the size of the program, so it had always been clunky and slow to play until now. I finally got up to the point where I haven't seen before, literally I just finished the last mission before going on to playing the necromancer team that I haven't seen yet, and this weekend that was going to be my way of letting off steam between my writing sessions.
    Bastard game was saved on the broken computer, so now I have to start all over again. If only there was an instant win cheat code for it. But I'll probably end up shelving the thing again, it's too much like work starting all over again.
     
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    Celestial-Todd The Incredible Bulk

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    Brainless managers who stick their nose where it doesn't belong. I've been working on an issue for a customer for a few weeks.... and now the boss has stuck his head in bitching about the software and my company. If he had bothered to read ANY of the emails (he was included in them all), he would have seen that the problem lay directly with his guys giving the wrong information

    So like any responsible manager, he gives them the ok to send example files for me to test. Or wait... no he didn't

    I'm now expected to fix an issue on their end with no information and a hostile manager threatening to "drag you up here to fix this immediately" (they're in Brisbane)
     
  19. Si

    Si The Trickster's Bitch

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    I'm pretty sure it's against the Geneva Convention to make anyone go to Brisbane.

    But yeah, managers who automatically assume they know more than you and try to take over your work suck at any time. They pretty much always stuff it up.
     
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    Celestial-Todd The Incredible Bulk

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    I love being proved right though... convinced them to send me an example, was very quickly able to show that the fault did infact still lay with their software and their programmers.

    They still want me to go up there though... for no real reason of course. Oh well, I'll wait and see what my boss says. Additional onsite allowance for doing nothing is always good haha
     

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