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Phonetic spelling with an ocker accent on Corin Dam road

By johnboy - 3 March 2012 28

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One of our spies has sent in this intriguing roadside signage on Corin Dam road.

I’m sure it looked fine as an automated message.

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Phonetic spelling with an ocker accent on Corin Dam road
Arthur McKenzie 9:18 pm 03 Mar 12

To right!. ‘Possible’ should onle have one ‘s’.

54-11 8:37 pm 03 Mar 12

And today the Department of Parliamentary Services has advertised for an “Ediotrial Support Officer” at http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Employment/Department_of_Parliamentary_Services.

Deref 7:58 pm 03 Mar 12

Facepalm.

dungfungus 7:57 pm 03 Mar 12

Public education clearly doesn’t work despite the signs you see all over Canberra that say it does.

Pork Hunt 7:26 pm 03 Mar 12

poetix said :

My mind turned to Madame du Barry, last ‘official’ mistress of Louis XV. She outlasted the King but was executed during the Reign of Terror for no reason at all. Her last words before the guillotine were “One moment more, Mr. Executioner, I beg you!” Which no doubt amused lots of people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_du_Barry

Now what her ghost is is doing hanging around Corin Dam is a complete mystery. But the sign is trying to head off disaster. (Don’t you love long historical backgrounds to crappy jokes?)

I love you. I know you have mentioned a hubby in previous posts but will you marry me anyway?

Jethro 7:03 pm 03 Mar 12

poetix said :

My mind turned to Madame du Barry, last ‘official’ mistress of Louis XV. She outlasted the King but was executed during the Reign of Terror for no reason at all. Her last words before the guillotine were “One moment more, Mr. Executioner, I beg you!” Which no doubt amused lots of people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_du_Barry

Now what her ghost is is doing hanging around Corin Dam is a complete mystery. But the sign is trying to head off disaster. (Don’t you love long historical backgrounds to crappy jokes?)

Yes. Thanks for that historical tidbit.

HenryBG 6:39 pm 03 Mar 12

madamcholet said :

The word debris is french and should actually have an acute accent over the e. Maybe they became puzzled as to how to attain an accent on an electronic message board and so settled on an Australian version.

I think it’s probably more correct to say that, the English word “debris” originated with the french word “débris”.

*** I followed your lead and lowercased my “french” in honour of the Rainbow Warrior, whose engineer was murdered in a french government secret service terrorist attack. Bloody bastard french.

madamcholet 6:22 pm 03 Mar 12

The word debris is french and should actually have an acute accent over the e. Maybe they became puzzled as to how to attain an accent on an electronic message board and so settled on an Australian version.

poetix 6:19 pm 03 Mar 12

My mind turned to Madame du Barry, last ‘official’ mistress of Louis XV. She outlasted the King but was executed during the Reign of Terror for no reason at all. Her last words before the guillotine were “One moment more, Mr. Executioner, I beg you!” Which no doubt amused lots of people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_du_Barry

Now what her ghost is is doing hanging around Corin Dam is a complete mystery. But the sign is trying to head off disaster. (Don’t you love long historical backgrounds to crappy jokes?)

el 5:31 pm 03 Mar 12

The nearby resadents will be appalled by this insadent, much like those near the Mitchell chemical fire last September.

deye 5:17 pm 03 Mar 12

What they’ve done is be somewhat clever. You could experience a delay due to debris on the road, but it wouldn’t fit on the sign, so they have combined both words 🙂

AsparagusSyndrome 5:13 pm 03 Mar 12

I think they meant Deborah. It is possible that Deborah is out on the roads.

PoQ 5:08 pm 03 Mar 12

Debary? Isn’t that that new dance craze sweeping the nation?

Martlark 4:57 pm 03 Mar 12

De Bary? What year is a good year for that label?

HenryBG 4:52 pm 03 Mar 12

Good grief.

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