Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I fail to believe this is a direct quote

In this article in the NZ news today, a bank spokesperson is quoted on the question of whether snow in London prevented people from trading the NZ dollar yesterday:

"It probably matters not for they will have time for another crack at the NZD."

Seriously? "It matters not, for..."??? Has New Zealand English changed THAT much since I've been away? Or has the ANZ begun employing wannabe Shakespearean actors?

(Also, the juxtaposition with "another crack at" made me laugh.)

1 Comment:

Grace Dalley said...

Verily, we doth talk goofy in Kiwiland, since thou hast gone.