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Conder v. Condor

By johnboy - 7 December 2012 33

conder v condor

It’s an ongoing source of frustration in Canberra, but following this morning’s whoopsy in the Canberra Times (screenshot below, apparently introduced by the sub-editor as it’s right in the copy) we thought it was time for a public service announcement.

Quite what Charles Conder did to deserve having a darkest Tuggeranong suburb named after him remains a mystery to us. But it is named after the painter and his name is spelled with an “er” at the end.

The majestic condor on the other hand is the largest flying bird in the western hemisphere and is not known for beginning the Australian tradition in Western art.

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That is all.

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Conder v. Condor
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devils_advocate 9:31 am
07 Dec 12
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werid they managed to get it right in the caption but not the headline.

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shirty_bear 9:35 am
07 Dec 12
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as if we needed more reasons to not buy the Times

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eh_steve 9:36 am
07 Dec 12
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Charles who? Let’s just change it.

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Duffbowl 9:48 am
07 Dec 12
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What makes it a “darkest” suburb, JB?

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johnboy 10:06 am
07 Dec 12
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The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

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Duffbowl 10:25 am
07 Dec 12
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Quick question: shouldn’t it be “the darkest”, given that darkest is a superlative state, and “a” indicates an indefinite article? Happy to be corrected, unlike journos of any ilk.

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Holden Caulfield 10:29 am
07 Dec 12
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It does pain me when people pronounce Conder as Condor too. Worst part is it seems to be that most Canberrans are guilty of this sin.

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johnboy 11:13 am
07 Dec 12
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Duffbowl said :

Quick question: shouldn’t it be “the darkest”, given that darkest is a superlative state, and “a” indicates an indefinite article? Happy to be corrected, unlike journos of any ilk.

No.

See also “Darkest Africa”.

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cross 12:19 pm
07 Dec 12
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johnboy said :

The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

Old Chinese proverb “The darkest place is under the candlestick” so that would be Civic ?

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poetix 12:28 pm
07 Dec 12
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To leap from Conder to O’Connor, I often see this suburb spelt O’Conner. And it is, of course, the centre of civilisation (in Canberra terms).

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NoImRight 12:45 pm
07 Dec 12
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cross said :

johnboy said :

The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

Old Chinese proverb “The darkest place is under the candlestick” so that would be Civic ?

Are the Chinese coming up with any new proverbs? They seem to be relying on learned wisdom a lot.

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cross 1:11 pm
07 Dec 12
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NoImRight said :

cross said :

johnboy said :

The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

Old Chinese proverb “The darkest place is under the candlestick” so that would be Civic ?

Are the Chinese coming up with any new proverbs? They seem to be relying on learned wisdom a lot.

Not since communism, proverbs may show the government in a bad light

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troll-sniffer 1:34 pm
07 Dec 12
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NoImRight said :

cross said :

johnboy said :

The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

Old Chinese proverb “The darkest place is under the candlestick” so that would be Civic ?

Yeah now they’ve got into air travel in a big way they often find men who go through turnstile sideways more than likely going to Bangkok.

Are the Chinese coming up with any new proverbs? They seem to be relying on learned wisdom a lot.

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NoImRight 1:35 pm
07 Dec 12
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cross said :

NoImRight said :

cross said :

johnboy said :

The furthest from the light of civilisation.

As in Darkest Peru.

Old Chinese proverb “The darkest place is under the candlestick” so that would be Civic ?

Are the Chinese coming up with any new proverbs? They seem to be relying on learned wisdom a lot.

Not since communism, proverbs may show the government in a bad light

Damn Commies…

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muscledude_oz 1:43 pm
07 Dec 12
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Holden Caulfield said :

It does pain me when people pronounce Conder as Condor too. Worst part is it seems to be that most Canberrans are guilty of this sin.

A bit like how Canberrans pronounce it “Marnicka” when everybody else pronounces it as it is spelt – manuka.

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