More English Ad Absurdum:
Masculine, generic respectful: Sir
Police/Armed Forces, superior rank: Sir
King, generic: Sire
Masculine, parenthood: Sire
Masculine, Disrespectful (archaic): Sirrah
The ALP and the LNP State governments would be having different flavour Cabinet meetings these days. When considering the cost tradeoff of lockdown vs. open-up, the Lib's economic costings would be based on the lamentable costs that the State Hospitals would incur, whereas Labor's forecast would include the ongoing unrecoverable costs of having families torn apart and children being impoverished and never stepping up to becoming valuable tax-paying citizens in future. THAT'S the difference.
Lapsang Souchong tea is yummy. #justsaying
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As someone with Asperger's Autism, it truly irks me that Neuro-Typical people are so predictable, BUT I have to work very hard to predict their behaviour. Take for example, driving in Sydney. All I have to do, to know exactly what any other driver is going to do, is assume that they are selfish, pushy, in a massive rush, and they've had the "Risk-Management" part of their brain surgically removed.
There is some ancient codified lore in mechanical engineering that goes: the more complicated something is, the more likely it is to break/fail. Eg. the human foot. It has about 100 tiny bones in it, and does a job that nature has not had very many generations of Homo Sapiens in which to evolve it into perfection.
Nature: you want to walk on 2 legs? Ha. You wish. You had better invent Podiatrists ASAP.
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Fat, middle-aged nerd.
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