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  • Originally posted by Powell View Post
    But they will probably take a flight to Beijing before travelling on to Guiyang
    Probably, but not necessarily. They could get there by way of Shanghai or Chengdu. (I believe the shortest trip in terms of total traveling time involves a connection in Chengdu.)

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    • OK, this has nothing to do with track, but it's about as clueless a bit of sports writing as anything I've seen recently:

      http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/ne...02-11fxot.html

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      • Headlines are typically written by different people than the writers of the articles because they have to fit the space available. The piece did identify where the All Blacks are from so it was a mistake by someone that is not necessarily even a sports writer.
        Last edited by 26mi235; 11-03-2014, 01:28 PM.

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        • Yes, but Kiwi would have fit even more easily than Aussie. Bottom line: whoever wrote the headline was clueless.

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          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
            Yes, but Kiwi would have fit even more easily than Aussie. Bottom line: whoever wrote the headline was clueless.
            I'd venture that most Americans think that NZ is part of Australia, an island state as Hawai'i is to us.

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            • An egregious mistake..akin to confusing Oklahoma Univ/Oklahoma State.

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              • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                Oklahoma Univ/Oklahoma State.
                They're not the same thing?!

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                • You misunderstand headline writing. You want to fill the lines, so Kiwi would have been shorter, probably to its disadvantage.

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                  • I see by a front page article that the Iowa TJer attested for D&D had a 15.74 foot jump last season, fourt longest in IU history..

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                    • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                      They're not the same thing?!
                      Only in XC does OSU own OU.

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                      • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                        Only in XC does OSU own OU.
                        also in Billionaire Alumni who pour $$$ into the U.

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                        • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          also in Billionaire Alumni who pour $$$ into the U.
                          See, you did it again...Boone's largess went to OSU, not to the U...although it doesn't seem to be helping much this year.

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                          • Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                            See, you did it again...Boone's largess went to OSU, not to the U.
                            Ha! read my response again - that's what I said!
                            [unless U can only refer to oU, not osU]
                            Is OSU considered a 'college' or 'Jr U'? ;-)

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                            • I have family in OK. I am pretty sure those are fighting words. Others can confirm or deny.

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                              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                                I'd venture that most Americans think that NZ is part of Australia, an island state as Hawai'i is to us.
                                My God Atticus - do go wash your mouth out. For all you uninformed it is North Island,South Island and West Island.

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