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LAW – The Ghastly Profession

Go back four decades and there were few, if any, more interesting careers than law. Then the world changed, law became the domain of huge firms and specialisation turned it into a career for dullards.

CHANGING NEW ZEALAND’S NAME

The use by some government agencies and other soaking wet types of the (European invented) name Aotearoa is hugely annoying.

LANGUAGE AMUSEMENT

Some years ago, reporting a discussion with my then 15 year old Australian son as to his ambitions, an Asian refugee woman said, “He want to go to university and do history degree, then go to New Zealand, join company and “learn rope”.

RACISM NONSENSE

God help us all – More contrived offence-taking nonsense from Foolish Foon just when I hoped he was improving. Commenting (needless to say) on the harmless quip by Sky Sports commentator Joe Wheeler to the Otago rugby captain’s praise of their star Japanese player, despite difficulties with his lack of English, Wheeler said, “he was leally, leally, good”. Being New Zealand, naturally there were predictable media promoted fainting fits and the standard tiresome complaints of racism.

LANGUAGE FADISM

Here’s another piece of news-media created language faddism of recent years.