Let me say that again

Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, January 28th, 2009 - 7 comments
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“It’s important that I get an Australian perspective on the unfolding international economic situation, particularly the impact of a slowdown in China and Asia,” Mr English said.

It’s a little concerning that this is the man charged with avoiding redundancies.

7 comments on “Let me say that again”

  1. infused 1

    What is the problem? I really don’t see it. If there is a slow down in China (which there is) then you know things are tough.

  2. infused. China is in Asia. therefore, saying ‘China and Asia…’ is a redundent phrase. It’s like saying ‘men and humans…’

    The last line is a clever little pun on the word redundancies. See, English is meant to be stopping reduncancies (ie people losing their jobs) and here he is making a verbal redundancy. Lolz!1!

    Honestly, boy, put the offending phrase in bold and everything…

  3. Felix 3

    infused – it’s a joke about the word “redundant”. The words in bold are an example of “redundant language”.

    I expect Brett “well it isn’t funny” Dale will be here soon to tell us “it isn’t funny”.

    edit: SP beat me to it, making my entire comment an example of irony. We’ll discuss what that means next week.

  4. BLiP 4

    Bill English – the National Party’s answer to Sarah Palin!

  5. “making my entire comment an example of irony. We’ll discuss what that means next week.”


  6. the bean 6

    Can Bill see Asia from his house?

  7. Peter Burns 7

    I can see a Mr bean from my house. He is rather deranged.

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