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Phonetic. — We clip the following from “Talk on Change,” in the last issue of the “ Australasian” to hand :—“Mr. Sprague, the celebrated life assurance actuary, clings to phonetic spelling, and as he stands too high in his profession for the insurance journals to refuse his contributions on that account, they appear in all their eccentric orthography. Even Mr. Sprague at his best could not greatly outstrip the following list of requirements sent by a selector to a country storekeeper— ‘ A good hear brum, a brush to scrub romea, 3 pound of curens, quir of riting paper, and a paicket of involeps. ’

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 27, 27 November 1879

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