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Posted: 12 November 2016 03:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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US searches for Australian property spikes
http://www.skynews.com.au/business/property/2016/11/11/us-searches-for-australian-property-spikes.html

This one is exacerbated by the number agreement failure.

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Posted: 12 November 2016 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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It’s not a number agreement failure in AmE.

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Posted: 12 November 2016 04:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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The number agreement failure is in searches...spikes. It should be spike. There is an implied the number of that is missing at the beginning.

The difference in agreement by BrE and AmE rules would be between US and search/es, but if anything, that would decrease, not exacerbate, the misreadings for BrE speakers. It makes no difference in AmE, since it would be searches whether US was a noun or adjective here.

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Posted: 13 November 2016 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Ah, thanks.  That makes sense.

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Posted: 24 January 2017 01:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Front Side Of The LG G6 Leaks, Thin Bezels In Focus

January 24, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic
A new LG G6 render just surfaced, and it is, allegedly, showing LG’s upcoming G6 flagship. This time around we actually get to take a look at the whole device, as the upper portion of it surfaced earlier today. In any case, this smartphone comes with a chassis made out of metal, and it has chamfered edges, though unfortunately, we don’t get to see its back side, so we don’t know what material LG used. It is possible that the company opted for metal or glass here, in any case, a new leak will probably surface soon and we should know more then.

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Posted: 25 January 2017 07:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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The only problem I have with that headline is that Of, The, and In are capitalized.

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Posted: 25 January 2017 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I think the problem is that “leaks” can be initially read as a verb meaning that the phone is oozing something. It’s a garden path headline.

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Posted: 25 January 2017 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Exactly.  I imagine lithium battery electrolyte seeping out of the front side of the phone.  Not quite as bad as the exploding Samsungs (good name for a rock band!), but still very bad.

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Posted: 25 January 2017 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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CNN front page today:
Trump Cabinet picks on voting rolls in 2 states

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Posted: 25 January 2017 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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The voting rolls must have done something to attract their ire.

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Posted: 30 January 2017 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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The BBC says it, so it must be true.

Money laundering fine for Deutsche Bank

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