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June 26th, 2007

Snarky, I know, but I couldn’t resist quoting this headline from the ABC website

Illegal weapon horde seized in Customs raid

Scary in more ways than one!

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  1. June 26th, 2007 at 17:03 | #1

    I am just trying to imagine this particular horde rampaging over the steps of Mongolia.

  2. wise_but_poor
    June 26th, 2007 at 18:35 | #2

    one more dies in police custody.


    Does anyone think that United Nations should step in ?

  3. June 26th, 2007 at 19:53 | #3

    the un only steps in to brown nations.

  4. June 26th, 2007 at 21:13 | #4

    would that be the ‘steppes’ of mongolia?

  5. melanie
    June 26th, 2007 at 22:23 | #5

    JQ, if you start picking on the grammatical and spelling errors in our media, you’ll be on a never-ending treadmill. 20 or 30 years ago I used to correct that kind of thing in student assignments. About 15 years ago I did it to a trainee school teacher who appealed her mark on the grounds that spelling and grammar were totally unimportant (according to her lecturers in education). Now I’m more interested in saving my time!

  6. melanie
    June 26th, 2007 at 22:25 | #6

    al loomis, Andrew Reynolds was actually referring to hoards rampaging over steps.

  7. June 26th, 2007 at 23:06 | #7

    Maybe I should leave puns to Homer.

  8. melanie
    June 26th, 2007 at 23:28 | #8

    AR, I got the joke, even if Al didn’t.

  9. June 27th, 2007 at 08:20 | #9

    i saw the possibility of a joke, but had a reasonable concern about it’s reality.

  10. Roger Jones
    June 27th, 2007 at 10:45 | #10

    al, al, al

    its, mate, its. You must have a hoard of rampaging apostrophe’s.

  11. June 27th, 2007 at 11:03 | #11

    I’s that what you call tho’se up’side down comma’s? (Are we allowed to be pedant’s on a thread about pedantry?)

  12. June 27th, 2007 at 12:43 | #12

    i could claim to be too s’ophisticated for you lot, but in the interest of fair play will raise both hands and beg for mercy.

  13. June 27th, 2007 at 20:10 | #13

    One might ponder whether this article defines itself in such a way as to potentially violate point 2 of the sites discussion policy;

    Comments that seek to score debating points at the expense of others (snarks) are discouraged;


  14. June 28th, 2007 at 00:04 | #14

    I think it unlikely that PrQ would ban himself from his own blog.

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