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Big Warehouse Spare Parts is an amazing, if sometimes expensive, service for the supply of parts for all kinds of things, including hard to find items. But its business practices have landed it in hot water with Australia's Consumer and Competition Commission.

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In Australia and elsewhere, the multitude of actions relating to bribery and corruption at Leighton Holdings (see here ) continues in both the criminal and civil courts.

Don't say that: 

The minor was looking for gold
or
it was a miner problem

Do say this: 

The miner was looking for gold
or
it was a minor problem

The USA's Internal Revenue Service has, albeit belatedly, joined its Treasury sibling, FinCEN, in concluding that there really is no material difference between using virtual currencies and USD or other currencies. In a notice issued this week, it's made clear: if you price and are paid for your goods or services in bitcoin or any other virtual currency, you are liable for trading profits in exactly the same way as if you priced them, and were paid, in fiat currencies.

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The study of ethical theories from Western philosophy leads one to draw the conclusion that there is no one correct or best moral theory. This is evident because whilst there may be agreement on elements of a number of theories, there is no universal consensus among philosophers and academics as to which single one is best. Contributor: Dev Odedra

When our sister publication Little Blue Green Planet wrote about the ACCC's case about flushable wipes, it dealt with the legal issues from behind a curtain of humour (see here). But the ACCC has decided to appeal. Is it mad or vindictive?

What did the wet wipe say to the toilet paper? "I flush, therefore I'm flushable." Kimberley-Clark - this one's for you.

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Who'd have thunk it? When Hamilton, suffering from a cold so severe he questioned if he would be able to drive, stuck his car on pole yesterday, and Ferrari missed Q3 with one car and missed qualifying altogether with the other, surely it was all over. Then when the rain came down, the cooler air favoured the Mercedes which had been struggling to match the pace of the Ferraris all weekend. Red Bull's Verstappen picked up P2 and Bottas in P3 and it looked as if the race had been decided. How wrong could we be: the race was "decided" over and over again as the Hockenheim track said "if this is my swansong, it's going to be a good one."

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Don't say that: 

It seamed obvious
or
There was a visible seem in the sewing

Do say this: 

It seemed obvious
or
There was a visible seam in the sewing

Changing language means that the word "dope" when referring to drugs has moved on from marijuana, usually to heroin where it has effectively reversed into that use from the term "doped up," meaning in a highly drugged state. But it's also mutated from the equivalent of "it's the dope" meaning "it's the best" to "it's dope" meaning, approximately, very good. But all of these uses are relatively new: originally "a dope" was a stupid person. So, now you understand the headline, read the article which refers to a disturbing form of spam.

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If you were at all sentient in 1977 there was one song you could not avoid. It was everywhere. BBC Radio One broadcast it at 7:15 every morning for weeks and every morning I kicked the bedclothes onto the floor as involuntarily I danced around lying down. I got applause when I played it in discos. People went hoarse singing along. "Rock and Roll Band, started "we're just another band out of Boston" but it was "More than a feeling" that launched the album and a career and remains an anthem that lifts the spirits even today. Yet Boston is more cult than band, one feels.

Don't say that: 

"Subjective" when it relates to something quantifiable or to a fact.
"Objective" when it relates to an opinion

Do say this: 

"Objective" when it relates to a fact or something quantifiable.
"Subjective" when it relates to an opinion.

Don't say that: 

Those two things defer from each other

Do say this: 

Those two things differ from each other

Francesco Saverio Borrelli
was born on: 
Sat, 12/04/1930
at: 
Naples, Italy
and died on: 
Sat, 20/07/2019
at: 
Milan, Italy

Manila is a music town. It doesn't have the cachet of Austin or Nashville nor, even, Manchester or (parts of) London. But it's a town where music is part of the fabric of the city. The district of Intramuros is home to some fascinating heavy metal musicians. And they don't play a note.

Don't say that: 

"Your right" when you mean "you are correct."
"You're right" when you mean "you are entitled to do that."

Do say this: 

"It's your right to do that"
"You're right about that."

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