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Apr 7th, 2017 01:49 PM
Sandgroper Sam
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

I think it's really weird how much lack of diversity there is in the Aussie accents. I'm sure Greg can point out all the differences but from having been across England and from knowledge of Western Europe, the accents can change there almost village to village.

I'd say it's down to travel as a factor but the explain USA with the California/New England/South accents being very distinct too.
Apr 6th, 2017 11:32 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Oh wow that was YOUR article! I was reading that in 'The Age' the other day. Congratulations

I don't watch the show either, I've only seen it in passing but I enjoyed the article anyway. I'm sure it helps Australia is such a diverse place with different people and cultures.

I'm playing a tourney next week where the finalists are invited to play at the IMG Open in Florida, and there are only 22 entries for 16/u Top seeds will be loving that. Of course, me being me, with the mental strength of a wet towel and a very hot and cold game I doubt I'll get past the first round but it's nice to dream
Apr 6th, 2017 08:32 AM
Sandgroper Sam
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Thanks @TS. Fortunately it's just a sprain and not a bad one so I'll be able to exercise again pretty soon and play in a couple of weeks fingers crossed.

In other news, I had a good day today because I had another article published in The Conversation, this time about one of my favourite TV shows ... anyone else watch Gogglebox? Our article is about some linguistics behind it ... https://theconversation.com/gogglebo...ustralia-75295
Congrats on the article! But god no, commercial tv is for when forced to watch sport on it because there's no other alternative :P

Watching TV to watch others watch TV is basically the zeitgeist for our society though.

Cool that you can nerd out over it.
Apr 5th, 2017 12:43 PM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Thanks @TS. Fortunately it's just a sprain and not a bad one so I'll be able to exercise again pretty soon and play in a couple of weeks fingers crossed.

In other news, I had a good day today because I had another article published in The Conversation, this time about one of my favourite TV shows ... anyone else watch Gogglebox? Our article is about some linguistics behind it ... https://theconversation.com/gogglebo...ustralia-75295
Apr 1st, 2017 11:33 AM
TS
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Poor Greg, that terrible. Hope it's not going to be too serious an injury
Apr 1st, 2017 07:10 AM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Thanks Tess. I kinda get why this might (unfortunately) be common with grass/syn grass, but I'm annoyed it happened on hardcourt where you can see dampness and do something about it. Maybe I should've been more vigilant, but then again, it's not my role and I had a match to concentrate on.

And yeah, I was annoyed at the scheduling. This happened at a secondary venue they put matches on at the last minute because of the friday night cancellations. The club was under-prepared (not their fault). Yet, when we went to the primary venue later on, there were empty courts and they ended up being like 30 mins ahead of schedule by early afternoon. Still so annoyed

I've withdrawn from dubs and wondering if I can play conso singles tomorrow. And wondering how the knee will be in coming weeks
Apr 1st, 2017 06:41 AM
Tess
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Sorry to hear Territory. I hate to say it, but this is very common. Ive played on syn grass courts which you cant move a step without falling. Ive played on natural grass whilst wet! As a result i have hurt my elbow and ankle before. They generally only care about getting matches on so they can go home. The problem is no one ever puts in reports, so maybe you should. I always plan to but once i calm down i cbf!
Apr 1st, 2017 04:04 AM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

My AMT mini-drama from this morning...

After travelling eight hours yesterday via boat and 4WD to get to Darwin from a remote community, played a rain-delayed R1 at 8am Saturday after Friday night matches were postponed because of rain.

Match started off well. My opponent couldn't hit a thing in and I won the first 4-0 and then 1-0 in the 2nd. He started playing a lot better then, won the 2nd and we were in a MTB. First point of the MTB and he hit a short ball and as I pushed off, my left foot slipped on a wet patch on the baseline (hardcourt) and I twisted my knee and hyperextended my hip. I was hurt but not sure how badly. The court supervisor came over and I told her I slipped on a wet patch. She said that we'd started the match with it there, implying that I/we had taken the risk ourselves. I was very annoyed to say the least. My opponent was nice, we had a break and I decided to keep playing. I lost the MTB 3-10 and can't blame the injury - he played well and I was rattled.

However, I was really upset with the court supervisor and the fact that they put us on a risky court. As I walked off the court, the court supervisor was walking past. I totally expected her to at least ask how I was but she wasn't going to say anything. I stopped and tersely said to her "it's not the players responsibility to assess court safety and also I didn't warm up at that end". She "noted" my concern and that was it. I was upset and angry. I'd travelled hours to get there, paid for accom etc., was supposed to play conso and doubles and was wondering how much the injury would affect my athletics, gym and other tournaments coming up I got ice from the canteen and treated myself. After 30 mins I went to change the ice and the club's manager asked what happened. The guy who beat was nearby and I said "he can tell you" and sulked off (lol). She came over after and was shocked that noone had reported it to her. She asked me to fill out an incident report and was apologetic and helpful - a much more appropriate response! The court supervisor had walked past again at some point and didn't gaf. The club manager also alerted the tournament director and TennisNT and wasn't pleased about what happened.

So that's my mini-drama. I'm still icing my knee wondering if I can play doubles tonight but it looks unlikely - a decent amount of pain/discomfort. I'm trying not to be a baby about it, but i'm pretty upset and angry about this
Mar 16th, 2017 10:14 AM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Playing an AMT at the end of the month

Hope to vulture some more ranking points
Feb 14th, 2017 03:51 AM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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HBD Pete!! Will respond to your PM today finally been very busy procrastinating
Damn that year 8 homework must be very challenging
Feb 14th, 2017 03:42 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

HBD Pete!! Will respond to your PM today finally been very busy procrastinating
Feb 13th, 2017 11:51 PM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Happy Birthday @Pete!
Jan 10th, 2017 02:52 AM
chingching
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Congrats TS, great tourney for you! Good luck in Sydney

Btw, what did you quote me for @chingching in the Donna thread, the mods have cleaned it up completely



that's too close to home
It doesn't matter I'll tell you later in PM
Jan 10th, 2017 01:05 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Well it's accurate. At least in gold JT main draws
Jan 10th, 2017 01:01 AM
Territory
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that's too close to home
Not my fault you call yourself that!
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