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post Nov 17 2010, 11:49 AM
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Well who would have thought it?

Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Greece. All countries on the verge of economic catastrophe and not able to do anything about it as they are all part of the Euro.

It would appear that Europe expects the UK to help bail Ireland out to the tune of billions of pounds as our economies are intertwined...

Here we go again..... angry.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 12:28 PM
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Remember: with no jobs in Ireland, where do you think the next port of call will be? mellow.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 06:04 PM
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I canít see Europe crumbling down at this moment in time, but eventually.

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post Nov 17 2010, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Nov 17 2010, 08:04 PM) *
I canít see Europe crumbling down at this moment in time, but eventually.

"at this moment in time" doesn't make sense (in any font)

It's either "at this time" or "at this moment" wink.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 17 2010, 07:50 PM) *
"at this moment in time" doesn't make sense (in any font)

It's either "at this time" or "at this moment" wink.gif


But Witney Houstons song would not sound as good. laugh.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 17 2010, 07:50 PM) *
"at this moment in time" doesn't make sense (in any font)

It's either "at this time" or "at this moment" wink.gif



Actually it does and it is a well known phrase.

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post Nov 17 2010, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 17 2010, 07:50 PM) *
"at this moment in time" doesn't make sense (in any font)

It's either "at this time" or "at this moment" wink.gif
It's a famous nonsense phrase used by TV reporters in the past.

It's rarely heard these days since it being ridiculed.
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post Nov 17 2010, 08:31 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Nov 17 2010, 10:20 PM) *
Actually it does and it is a well known phrase.

Makes no difference - it's still not english! wink.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 17 2010, 08:31 PM) *
Makes no difference - it's still not english! wink.gif



Actually it is, but I accept it isnít to you. Never mind, donít let it worry you!!! wink.gif

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post Nov 17 2010, 08:41 PM
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I hear the phrase 'moment in time' all the time, and I would imagine everyone knows what one means when they use it. To me it makes sense; it is only unnecessary. A bit like saying: 'PIN number'.
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post Nov 17 2010, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Nov 17 2010, 08:41 PM) *
I hear the phrase 'moment in time' all the time, and I would imagine everyone knows what one means when they use it. To me it makes sense; it is only unnecessary. A bit like saying: 'PIN number'.
It's a nonsense because a "moment in time" isn't a defined measurement of time.

If one says "a moment in time" exactly how long are they talking about?
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post Nov 17 2010, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Nov 17 2010, 08:44 PM) *
It's a nonsense because a "moment in time" isn't a defined measurement of time. If one says "a moment in time" exactly how long are they talking about?

It is not a measurement of time, so your question cannot be answered. I interpret the phrase to mean: 'right now' (but might change later).

It is verbiage that gives the grammar snobs something to moan about, even though everyone knows what it means
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post Nov 17 2010, 09:47 PM
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Just having a bit of fun with him - hence the "wink" wink.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 10:06 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 17 2010, 09:47 PM) *
Just having a bit of fun with him - hence the "wink" wink.gif

I understand that, but I wasn't think of you when I said it. smile.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Nov 17 2010, 08:44 PM) *
It's a nonsense because a "moment in time" isn't a defined measurement of time.

If one says "a moment in time" exactly how long are they talking about?


You are very pedantic arenít you User23? To be fair I suppose you and Billy have to be as it is part of your initiation into the world of councildom: i.e. drones.

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post Nov 17 2010, 10:32 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 17 2010, 09:47 PM) *
Just having a bit of fun with him - hence the "wink" wink.gif


I am glad you get some fun on here laugh.gif
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post Nov 17 2010, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Nov 17 2010, 10:32 PM) *
I am glad you get some fun on here laugh.gif


Yes it would be pretty boring if we were all the same!


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post Nov 17 2010, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Nov 17 2010, 10:31 PM) *
You are very pedantic arenít you User23? To be fair I suppose you and Billy have to be as it is part of your initiation into the world of councildom: i.e. drones.

I don't think you are being very fair at all. Quite rude in fact.
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post Nov 17 2010, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (Iommi @ Nov 17 2010, 10:38 PM) *
I don't think you are being very fair at all. Quite rude in fact.


Well, that is a good point... nevertheless, it's accurate.
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post Nov 17 2010, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE (Jayjay @ Nov 17 2010, 08:16 PM) *
But Witney Houstons song would not sound as good. laugh.gif

I thought our Whitney sang about "One moment in Time..." One very specific moment..... ermm .. in time..

Rather than "At This Moment in Time"...


(I'm over here in pedant's corner....)
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