Recently on ABC TV, newsreader Jeremy Fernandes referred to Nelson Mandela’s memorial service as “What’s thought to be one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in South Africa’s history”. This hyperbolic vagueness is nothing out of the ordinary. Our language harbours a growing cancer of over-the-top uncertainty.
Your GPS tells you the road to the winery is the other side of a farm gate across a dirt road. Instinct tells you the other side of the gate is a sheep paddock.
Are you sick and tired of adjusting the “show revisions in balloons” setting in Microsoft Word 2010 every time you open a document? There is a solution!
The story circulating the world about a looming crisis in the bacon supply has turned out to be a load of porkies, just self-serving propaganda by the British National Pig Association. […]
Tomorrow is local government elections day across New South Wales and in my little organic tofu patch deep within the latte belt, we’re not spoiled for choice. For the first […]
New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird has proposed lowering the GST-free threshold for online purchases from overseas from the current $1,000 to $30. This, he says, will raise hundreds of […]
By the time Apple actually gets around to selling the iPhone 5 to Australian consumers, local media outlets will each have managed to publish approximately 20 non-stories on this vital topic.