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(News.com.au)   Actual headline: "Army left fake bombs in hire car returned to Sydney's airport." Pretty sure it's English   (news.com.au) divider line 11
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2013-01-07 02:22:51 PM
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DanZero: [www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com image 394x380]

Seriously, who hires root beer anyway?


Maybe it was meant to mean Hi-Res... ya know.. like HD Root Beer. "whoa, the foam on this glass is so amazingly clear, is this 1080p soda?"
2013-01-07 12:53:08 PM
3 votes:
www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com

Seriously, who hires root beer anyway?
2013-01-07 01:51:11 PM
2 votes:
a gurl wuz walkin2 skewl wit her bf an dey wer crossin da rode.

she sed "bbz will u luv me 4evr"

he sed "NO..."
...

da gurl cryed N ran across da rode b4 da green man came on da sine.

boy wuz cryin n went to pic up her body.

she was died.

he wispered 2 her corps "I ment 2 sey i will luv u FIVE-ever..." (dat meen he luv her moar than 4evr)

xxx~*...LIK DIS IF U CRY EVRY TIME...*~xxx
2013-01-07 04:25:31 PM
1 votes:

Moriel: Holocaust Agnostic: The band is playing
The crowd is dancing.
The label is scouting.
The crew is planning a new pack for the trucks.
The police are at the door.

America, explain.

Explain language? Ha, ha! Pull the other one, then.


But seriously the only pattern I can see in those examples only makes me more confused. In each case the nouns are collectives. The band, crowd, label, crew, and police are all groups of people, rather than individual people. But in the first four cases it is understood that the nouns refers to the entirety of the collective. "The band" means "All of the band members". "The crew" means "all of the crew memebers", etc.

In the last case "The police" refers to only a subset of the the entirety of the police. Is that what makes a difference? I don't know enough about grammar to answer this.

/Jake and Elwood might have been told that the police is at the door, however.


You would say the navy is recruiting at the high-school though, and no one would expect to find all the carrier battle groups floating in the fountain.
2013-01-07 02:36:21 PM
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abhorrent1: Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs



You hire a rental car from a car rental agency if you need a car for a day through to a few weeks. Note that a hire car doesn't allow you to use the "hire car" lanes on freeways - those are for the driver-and-car hires such as executive taxis and the stretch Hummers favoured by bogans for their year 12 formals. You lease a car from a car leasing company if you want it for permanent use. The car rental car companies usually lease the cars that they then rent out for hire.

When you rent a flat, you sign a lease, usually for a 12 month period. But if you lease a commerical property, your lease is likely to be years.

Nobody uses DVDs any more except to scare the drop bears away from the crops.
2013-01-07 02:09:39 PM
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Moriel: abhorrent1: Hire car? Do they hire apartments too? Oh sorry, "flats". Do they also hire DVDs?

/How'bout you hire a farking English teacher

Sorry, subs, I forgot. Americans are stupid.

/wonders if it is too late to declare myself an independent nation.


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2013-01-07 01:53:38 PM
1 votes:
Heh, back in the '80s my National Guard unit emplaced a dummy minefield on the slopes of Mount Shasta, with all the documentation necessary for later removal of said minefield. Then we lost the documentation. So in 20 years or so, I expect to read about all the mines found by a logging crew, that creates a great panic and causes many sharted lumberjack flood-pants. I hope I get the greenlight when it hits FARK.
2013-01-07 01:50:34 PM
1 votes:
Maybe subby is French. I have heard that the French have a lot of problems with the Austrian language..
2013-01-07 01:41:27 PM
1 votes:
Subby is a tard.
2013-01-07 01:32:37 PM
1 votes:
We should call it a Chuzzwozzle.
2013-01-07 12:53:41 PM
1 votes:

fmcgalaxie500: In England and Australia you don't rent a car when you travel you 'Hire' it


This amuses me to no end as an American because of the connotation of the word hire in American English. I can just imagine Mr. Accord going home to his wife, Civic, and his kids, Fit and CRX, showing them the big paycheck he made that day when the nice businessman hired him for the day to take him back and forth between the hotel and the airport.
 
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