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    Quote Originally Posted by traineeinvestor:
    The word "error" no longer means what I thought it meant:
    Randomly looked this up ...

    The mistake can be self-corrected when attention is called. In other words, a mistake is a slip that the learner can self-correct whereas an error is what a learner cannot self-correct.
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    Servicemen did ~70 miles of square bashing in a week prior to prepare for their roles in QEII's funeral marches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Servicemen did ~70 miles of square bashing in a week prior to prepare for their roles in QEII's funeral marches.
    What square bashing means...

    (Britain, slang, military) Marching drills and other military exercises practiced on a parade ground.
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/square_bashing

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    There are a lot of weird references about seducing members of the PLA in HK laws... (and yes, I had to look up the legal definition or legally accepted definition of seduction...)

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    I am assuming this was a copy / paste / replace type thing done post '97... but you never know.


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    Traffic wardens in HK are called "Coffee Boys" because of the color of their uniforms...

    Four young men from a Sham Shui Po garage were allegedly parked illegally on Maple Street in Sham Shui Po this morning (22), and when they were being cited by a traffic warden, commonly known as a "coffee boy", they repeatedly hurled insults and chased after each other.

    When the traffic police officer arrived at the scene, he continued to make abusive remarks and even said, "Do you know who I am? The traffic police officer left the scene for a while. Dozens of anti-triad officers and traffic police officers were immediately dispatched to the scene to seal off the scene and investigate the case.
    https://hd.stheadline.com/news/realtime/hk/2387817/

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    People get all hot and bothered about bears....

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/se...ed/ar-AA14w4rH


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    That's no way to get through hibernation.

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    Hong Kongers get excited about some really mundane things...

    One enthusiast, Mr Lee, told RTHK that he arrived at the station at around 7.30am, adding he had been waiting for this day for years since he was in junior secondary school.

    “It is the best new chapter in Hong Kong’s railway history. It’s the biggest train replacement project, so I had been looking forward to it eagerly,” he said.

    Another train fan, Mr Lam, said he had dressed up for the occasion.
    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...3-20221127.htm

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