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January 01, 2006

Official Speak

Okay, any translations available?

We nearly have a dozer line around the edge, then we'll have crews working overnight and the proposals are that tomorrow morning we'll upsize our commitment to continue blacking out...

Hint: this gem was from an official spokesperson and it was in the Aussie news just before Christmas.

Posted by Peskie at January 1, 2006 12:00 PM


Hmmm. No responses. This was an official statement about the condition of a large bushfire. The "dozer line" was a fire break (made with bulldozers). The "upsize our commitment" was an admission that they did not have enough firefighters on the ground to contain the blaze....

Posted by: Ozguru [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2006 10:32 AM

I was about to comment that it translates as:

we are trying to cut a firebreak with a dozer and we have run out of fire appliances and fire fighters for the moment. We plan to get some more to throw at the fire tomorrow - but you beat me to it!

Posted by: The Gray Monk at January 5, 2006 12:41 AM