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I've just learned that "decade" is pronounced "dickhead" in Kiwi! LOL

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A lot of things are pronounced "dickhead" in Kiwi. "Bono", "Trump", "Australian"...
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:18 AM
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I've actually had a Kiwi colleague say he was working on his new dick over the weekend.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:22 AM
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I snorted tea up my nose when I first heard this on the news:

Nasa and Nokia to install 4G on lunar surface

At least they have their priorities straight, gotta get the interwebs working before you actually get a 13th person to visit.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:28 PM
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Stowaways held as special forces gain control of oil tanker off Isle of Wight | UK news | The Guardian

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Seven stowaways have been detained after the Special Boat Service stormed a Liberian-registered tanker off the Isle of Wight which they are suspected of attempting to hijack.

The special forces responded to a request for help from Hampshire police in the early evening on Sunday, gaining control of the Nave Andromeda vessel in nine minutes after it was feared the crew was no longer fully in charge.

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The 228-metre tanker had been expected to dock in Southampton on Sunday to pick up a cargo of petrol, but its course in the Channel became erratic, prompting calls for an intervention as it passed the south-east edge of the Isle of Wight.

The SBS, based in nearby Poole, Dorset, used two Royal Navy Merlin and two navy Wildcat helicopters to take control of the tanker, which had sailed to the UK from Nigeria. Typically, 16 people fast-roping down from the helicopters would be used to take control of a ship.
My first thought ... will this be made into an action film one day?
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Police powerless to stop speeding mini-car | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

Mini-car being a remote controlled model, but 50cm long (that's 20 inches in freedom units, or about 1 cubit in originalist units),
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(that's about 43 mph in legacy units, or 120,000 furlongs per fortnight in let's be serious units).

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Shout out to all the Philipinos fleeing that typhoon.
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Why do I get the feeling JoeP goes to Yle news site with popcorn like we are the Florida of the world or something?
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With no snow on the road it canít be Finland, though.

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Whale sculpture stops Dutch train crashing into water | World news | The Guardian



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Vienna terrorist attack: at least two dead after shooting near synagogue in Austria ‚Äď live updates | World news | The Guardian
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Video: Parking Spot Brawl Escalates Into Road Rage Assault, Injuring Four And Wrecking A Bakery - Gothamist

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Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name | Austria | The Guardian

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Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name – Fugging – after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.

Minutes from a municipal council meeting published on Thursday showed that the village of about 100 people, 350km (215 miles) east of Vienna, will be named Fugging from 1 January 2021.
Oh fug.

What next, will Hell vote to rename itself Heck?
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The road to hell is paved with increasing levels of sexual activity.

Or as the first words my father said back in 1999 when I pointed across the yard at my girlfriend and told him she was pregnant -- "This is going to cost you a lot of money..."
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Belarus dictator Lukashenko says heíll leave post after new constitution - Axios
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Ministers reject call for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder | The Guardian



From the linkThe decision to disregard pressure for an inquiry is the latest twist in a political and legal saga sparked by the brutal 12 February 1989 killing. Loyalist gunmen forced their way into the Finucane home and shot the lawyer, who was known for defending IRA paramilitaries, 14 times in front of his wife and three children.
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In industrialized countries outside the USA this headline might as well be dystopian fiction:

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Family in South Australia find live koala in their Christmas tree | Environment | The Guardian

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When the whole family arrived back around 6pm, something was odd. “I think the dog went straight to the Christmas tree and was sniffing around and Mum thought that was a bit weird,” Taylah said. “There was baubles all over the floor … and she looked up and there was a koala in the tree. “It was pretty tangled up in the lights. It was a fake tree and very old but she still tried eating the leaves off it … I saw her munch down on some but she stopped when she realised it was plastic.”
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