Noise exceedings

One of our regular contributors is a Dutch writer who certainly speaks English much better than I will ever speak Dutch. However English not being his native language he occasionally employs an unusual – albeit charming – turn of phrase. Recently, in a piece about a trial of noise-reducing technology, he wrote:

no more than five complaints on noise exceedings followed

I think that is just lovely. "Don't make any noise exceedings, you'll disturb the neighbours..."

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