5 thoughts on “Metiria Turei’s Christmas 2012 adjournment speech

  1. Regardless of the grammar lessons..
    it was a good speech & best wishes to ALL green members & supporters..

    Kia-ora Koutou Kakariki Whanau

  2. Thank you Arana for your observations! They do tidy my late evening effort. Are you an English teacher?

  3. A wish from me for the New Year

    My wish for the New Year….

    is to observe an overview and improvement, where needed,of what is in the English language curriculum in our schools.

    …is to see improvement in the use of the English language.

    The increase in grammatical mistakes and misuse of words,both oral and written, is a concern. Particularly when you hear them from supposedly “educated” people…newsreaders and writers, politicians and others.

    The increase in grammatical errors and the misuse of words, both oral and written, is a concern, particularly when you hear and see them being made by supposedly “educated” people, such as newsreaders, writers, and politicians.

    Well spoken, expletive free speech is a delight to listen to and and indicator, among others, of a more civilised and healthy societal development. Others may disagree but if I may suggest that they consider the matter first before launching into comment.

    Well spoken, expletive free speech is a delight to hear. It is one indicator, among many, of more civilised and healthy societal development. Others may disagree, but I suggest they consider the matter before launching into comment.

    Happy New Year :)

  4. Nice memories, and a message that I hope will prompt sensible individual and collective meditation.Thanks Metiria.
    A little correction though, if you don’t mind…You stated, “me and my cousins, and my friends.” Correctly, it is “my cousins, my friends and I”.
    A wish from me for the New Year is to observe an overview and improvement, where needed,of what is in the English language curriculum in our schools. The increase in grammatical mistakes and misuse of words,both oral and written, is a concern. Particularly when you hear them from supposedly “educated” people…newsreaders and writers, politicians and others. Well spoken, expletive free speech is a delight to listen to and and indicator, among others, of a more civilised and healthy societal development. Others may disagree but if I may suggest that they consider the matter first before launching into comment.
    Seasons Greetings!

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