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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #41
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That's almost like eastern Dutch dialect!

Kiek = kijk = look
in de = in the
Kök = ? (kok means chef)
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:05 AM   #42
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Kickin' the ****?
Maybe they got really annoyed with some roosters!
On second thought... maybe it's something related to the feminist movement?!
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:16 AM   #43
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That's almost like eastern Dutch dialect!

Kiek = kijk = look
in de = in the
Kök = ? (kok means chef)
A defence tower of Tallinn's old town has this name. It comes from low german from 1696 meaning "peek into the kitchen".
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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:23 AM   #44
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That's almost like eastern Dutch dialect!

Kiek = kijk = look
in de = in the
Kök = ? (kok means chef)
I bet it's Friesen. (north eastern section of the Netherlands) My one set of grandparents were born there.

the sign looks nothing like what you see in Holland on the main roads though.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:17 AM   #45
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Nah, Fries looks different. Fries has more influences from scandinavic languages or even english than from german.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:44 AM   #46
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Funny! Kiek in de kök. Nice example showing that all german languages have the same roots. 'Kök' is pronounced as 'keuk' in dutch, which is very similar to the dutch word for kitchen; keuken. We would say: kijkje in de keuken (peek into the kitchen)
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 01:07 PM   #47
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There are a lot green/yellow signs on the Struma motorway, look really awesome, we always drive to fast to catch these signs up.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 01:17 PM   #48
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Some Czech...

Here it seems you can choose...










Reserved for XXX (except XXX)...
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 02:01 PM   #49
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That first one seems to be dangerous...
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 03:08 PM   #50
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There are a lot green/yellow signs on the Struma motorway, look really awesome, we always drive to fast to catch these signs up.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #51
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Cork, Ireland.

Yes it is actually bolted up like this.

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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #52
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No where near the best but you will find this sign all over the UK.

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Old December 27th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #53
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Some Czech...

Here it seems you can choose...


Take your pick here also... Skopje:

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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #54
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This is a Dutch sign, mainly used in Amsterdam. Smoking pod (wich is legal in The Netherlands) is prohibited in this area.

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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #55
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Take your pick here also... Skopje:

That one is weird...shouldnt the prohibiting sign be on the right side of the road?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #56
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That one is weird...shouldnt the prohibiting sign be on the right side of the road?
I'm as puzzled as you... The prohibiting sign has no place there at all actually...
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Old December 30th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #57
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #58
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If anyone has doubts about the Canadian obsession with the automobile, look no further than these road signs in Mississauga on the western flank of Toronto.



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Old January 9th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #59
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It would be quite a mess if every pedestrian just suddenly crosses the street.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #60
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This is from Serbia.



This is from Bulgaria.




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