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Old 14 September 2018, 06:16 AM
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The old thread got closed! I'm starting a new thread! I deliberately spelled the title wrong so it'll annoy us all every time we see it for the next year.


Update on my post from 1last Tuesday:
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I did a full day's work at the opp shop for Work For The Dole yesterday but apparently they forgot to report my attendance
10 days later and that problem is FINALLY fixed. My job network agency didn't actually tell me it was fixed, I had to ring in and ask them about it. But while I had them on the phone I got them to check the total number of hours they had recorded for my attendance and there's over 100 hours missing!!

Quick maths question: What is 24 x 7.5??
a) 77 hours
b) 180 hours
c) LOL I dunno, I'll ask some guys, maybe call back on Monday????



(Answer: apparently it's either A or C, but definitely not B.)
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Old 14 September 2018, 06:18 AM
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Ooh I accidentally put capital letters on each word in the title. That's also annoying but this time it was accidental
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Old 14 September 2018, 07:28 AM
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I linked to some websites selling Lederhosen over in the "Stupid questions" thread, and now Google ads is showing my Lederhosen ads on every page I visit.

Go away! I don't want to buy Lederhosen! I'm in Hamburg, not in Munich! Show me Buscherumps!

Last edited by Don Enrico; 14 September 2018 at 07:31 AM. Reason: To add another link. Maybe that will get noticed by google ads.
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Old 14 September 2018, 12:42 PM
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LTTAM?

People who misspell simple words in titles that will be up for a long time
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Go away! I don't want to buy Lederhosen! I'm in Hamburg, not in Munich! Show me Buscherumps!
Bush rumps?

Wood butt?
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Old 14 September 2018, 12:44 PM
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Now I want a Fischerhemd.

But what are Buscherumps?
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Old 14 September 2018, 01:07 PM
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Buscherump is the name for a Fischerhemd in Hamburg Low German.
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Old 14 September 2018, 01:27 PM
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I linked to some websites selling Lederhosen over in the "Stupid questions" thread, and now Google ads is showing my Lederhosen ads on every page I visit.

Go away! I don't want to buy Lederhosen! I'm in Hamburg, not in Munich! Show me Buscherumps!
Well, at least they're not trying to sell Liederhosen, a common English speaker's mispronunciation. I'm not sure why I'd want songpants.

I have no great desire for Lederhosen either, but I'm really fascinated by those odd two-part socks people wear with them. What's up with that?
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Old 14 September 2018, 02:36 PM
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Go away! I don't want to buy Lederhosen! I'm in Hamburg, not in Munich! Show me Buscherumps!
Those are very nice looking shirts. I'd also rather see ads for them than for Lederhosen.

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Old 14 September 2018, 04:02 PM
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Well, at least they're not trying to sell Liederhosen, a common English speaker's mispronunciation. I'm not sure why I'd want songpants...
Is that a mispronunciation or the difference between the English and German pronunciation?
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Old 14 September 2018, 04:34 PM
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Is that a mispronunciation or the difference between the English and German pronunciation?
A fair point. I guess it depends on how much weight you put on the argument that dictionaries should reflect proper usage rather than dictate it. I think most experts would agree at this point that Liederhosen is a mispronunciation/misspelling of the German word Lederhosen, and not proper English pronunciation/spelling of an appropriated word - there are enough English speakers who spell it right and at least approximate the German pronunciation. But at some point in the future the error may become standard.
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Old 14 September 2018, 07:42 PM
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Is that a mispronunciation or the difference between the English and German pronunciation?
My "English pronunciation" is the same as the German pronunciation (or near enough, allowing for accents and so on).
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Old 17 September 2018, 05:29 AM
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... I'm really fascinated by those odd two-part socks people wear with them. What's up with that?
I never saw those before! Wikipedia claims that they were made that way because the lower part (the one on the feet) got mor wear and tear and could be replaced without the need to throw away the upper part.
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Old 17 September 2018, 06:18 AM
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I was scheduled to do Work For The Dole today but I had some paid work come up so I had to get my Job Network Agency to make a note on the system showing that I had a legitimate reason for missing WFTD for the day. This caused a lot of problems before I got it sorted out.

But then when I turned up to my worksite it was all locked up and it turns out that they'd forgotten I was supposed to turn up that day and they'd knocked off early and gone home. (Admittedly I turned up quite a lot later than I told them I would, but the worksite is pretty relaxed that way.) So as it turns out I didn't do any paid work today after all. This also would have been a very big problem if I had to go back to my Job Network Agency and tell them I missed WFTD but didn't end up doing any paid work but luckily I did some other paid work this week and I can fudge the dates.

If I'd texted the guys at the worksite earlier in the day to let them know I was running late then I would have saved myself a trip all the way across town and back but I was all "Eh, those guys are always running late and making me wait for them with no explanation, let's see how they like it for a change!" so I can't even be mad at them for forgetting I was going to turn up.
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Old 14 September 2018, 04:39 PM
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I deliberately spelled the title wrong so it'll annoy us all every time we see it for the next year.

I just came here to post that I was annoyed by the misspelling in the title. Now I see that it was intentional, so I shouldn't been annoyed by it. Now I'm annoyed that I can't post the thing I came here to post.
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Old 14 September 2018, 07:22 PM
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I just came here to post that I was annoyed by the misspelling in the title.
I have no idea what you're talking about???
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I have no idea what you're talking about???
Indeed, mysteriously the title is spelled completely correctly and with the usual case convention...
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Old 14 September 2018, 08:32 PM
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Indeed, mysteriously the title is spelled completely correctly and with the usual case convention...
Indeed, now I want to know how the title got fixed. Surly it was well beyond the window in which GM could edit his post, and do we even have moderators anymore? Did GM become a moderator without us knowing? Did he hack the board?

LTTAM: My browser seems to be inserting extra line breaks in all of my posts. I'm pretty sure it's my browser, as I don't have the problem when I post from home where I use a different browser. It looks fine when I hit submit, but when it poss it ends up with a bunch of extra whitespace in it. So I keep having to go back and edit my posts to remove all the unnecessary line breaks.
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:24 PM
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-- the other thread got closed? this one got its title fixed? do we have active moderators again?

-- Hi moderators, if so! Glad to not-precisely-see you!
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Old 15 September 2018, 03:36 AM
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Did GM become a moderator without us knowing?
HA HA HA oh you better hope not!!
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Old 16 October 2018, 07:10 AM
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Update on this post from the 14 of September:
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Update on my post from last Tuesday:
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I did a full day's work at the opp shop for Work For The Dole yesterday but apparently they forgot to report my attendance
10 days later and that problem is FINALLY fixed. My job network agency didn't actually tell me it was fixed, I had to ring in and ask them about it. But while I had them on the phone I got them to check the total number of hours they had recorded for my attendance and there's over 100 hours missing!!

Quick maths question: What is 24 x 7.5??
a) 77 hours
b) 180 hours
c) LOL I dunno, I'll ask some guys, maybe call back on Monday????


(Answer: apparently it's either A or C, but definitely not B.)

It's over one month later and this problem STILL hasn't been fixed. The online system is showing that I've now been "exited" from the Work For The Dole program and I don't have any more work days scheduled but I'm paranoid that they'll get around to fixing the problem from last month and decide I haven't actually completed my 'sentence' yet. Every time I've asked these last few weeks they just tell me it's being "worked on" and they couldn't tell me anything else.
So far they've never contacted me to give me any updates, there's been total radio silence unless I called them to ask.
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