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Old 12.09.2009, 17:34
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Two people I know from Perth, and one from Sydney, do "suffer" from it.
Ah, well-placed quotation marks - you're quite right as it's usually the listener, not the speaker, that suffers...

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Old 12.09.2009, 17:45
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I've mentioned this elsewhere on EF, but a particular favourite of mine is "please be upstanding" (for the national anthem, the bride, whatever).

I love the thought of someone asking people nicely to be fine citizens.
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I've mentioned this elsewhere on EF, but a particular favourite of mine is "please be upstanding" (for the national anthem, the bride, whatever).

I love the thought of someone asking people nicely to be fine citizens.
Gentlemen, please be upstanding for a toast to Pfizer!
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Old 12.09.2009, 17:55
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Yes, speaking of fine corporate citizens ...

Presumably people are asked to "downsit" afterwards?
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Old 12.09.2009, 17:58
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BTW, did you see that the whistleblowers in the recent Pfizer case were awarded something like US$160 million of the enormous pfine levied on Pfizer? Nice work if you can get it!

Oh, OK, only US$102 million -- I just checked. Hmmm, hardly worth it, really.

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There's an epidemic of "painting pictures" and "taking people on a journey" around my office these days. Has the financial crisis turned management into a mystical experience?
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