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'The Treasurer (Mr Casey) has strong views on correct spelling in Commonwealth government documents' cartoon (source unknown). Personal Papers of Richard Gardiner Casey (CP 24).

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NAA: M1617, 39

Image 5: 'The Treasurer (Mr Casey) has strong views on correct spelling in Commonwealth government documents' cartoon (source unknown). Personal Papers of Richard Gardiner Casey (CP 24).

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Write down the following:-

"In promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating four superfluous sentimentalities or amicable, philosophical or physiological observations, beware of platitudinous ponerosities.  Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility, vivacious vivocity...."

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