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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #241
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I took this pic the last time I was in England. I'm still not entirely sure what it means, and I'm a native speaker of British English. Maybe the Triffids are coming, or the Krynoids?

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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #242
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Maybe Heavy trucks from some kind of factory are crossing the road at this point?

Even funnier, near my town is a very large shrub nursery operation, and at the driveway on the highway there is a sign that says "Plant Entrance"...har har har
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Old October 11th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #243
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serbian actually
yep i got that the next day when i read Deca instead of Djeca
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Old October 11th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #244
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Maybe Heavy trucks from some kind of factory are crossing the road at this point?
'Plant' is construction equipment.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #245
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It's common between Spaniards who travel to London to take pictures of the "End of diversion" signs.

"Diversión" means "fun" in Spanish, so it would be "end of fun"

An example from Flickr.

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Old October 14th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #246
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That guy is still laughing though
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #247
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don't know if this is true or not... but it's pretty nice to see they warn you that there is a danger out there

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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #248
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don't know if this is true or not... but it's pretty nice to see they warn you that there is a danger out there

I thought its like the city limit sings...
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #249
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No, It must be fake....

Why should Italians do so?
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #250
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They should have those signs in Amsterdam
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:17 AM   #251
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In the city of Mamoudzou, on the French island of Mayotte, there is a fourrière (pound, or impound lot) for zebus, chèvres (goats), and moutons (sheep).

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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #252
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Uh, house numbering in Paris can be confusing sometimes.

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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #253
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So what exactly does it mean? Maybe some Parisians know?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #254
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House number 55, house number 55 (second floor), number 57, and number 57 (second floor). That's the way how I would interprete it
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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #255
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Don't they use 55/57a, b, c etc.?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #256
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I used to have a friend who lived on number 7 bis, and he lived on the second floor. In the Netherlands we use a,b,c for house numbering, but I haven't got a clue when exactly this is applied.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #257
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As seen in Coevorden, Netherlands.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #258
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Don't leave a trailer here?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #259
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Yeah. They probably mean that you cannot leave your trailer outside the terrain of the factory.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #260
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It's probably done to prevent certain transport business to drop (temporary) unused trailers all over industrial areas.

The Netherlands is like the least truck-friendly country in Europe. You hardly can park them anywhere except on rest areas along motorways and on the company terrain. But if you're a single truck business (like most US truck businesses are), you cannot park your truck near your home for instance, it's nearly everywhere forbidden within city limits. They don't make separate parking areas near city limits for that purpose either.

Besides that, the number of steep speed bumps, extremely tight roundabouts and tight curves are uncountable. Not to mention the current renewing of road layout, where the lanes are only 2,75m wide, while a truck is 2,55m wide and barely fits within the road markings, not to mention the mirrors that make a truck even wider. If trucks pass eachother on provincial roads, they usually only have one or two decimaters to spare.
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