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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:06 AM   #22741
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So, where is all this America bashing from you coming from? Do you think you're superior? Because it seems to me you're trying to take off into space on a horse and carriage.
"Liked" not to make fun of Estonia or Estonians, but because he's done this before. (Just for the record.)
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:10 AM   #22742
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He does it all the time. Whenever America is mentioned he's out there like a bat out of hell bashing the crap out of it.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:10 AM   #22743
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Apparently distance markers on UK's motorways are in kilometres...
You mean the, well, mileposts for lack of a better word, right? (Kilometerpalen as I believe they'd say across the North Sea. :-) )

The more prominent signs saying things like "Birmingham 20, Manchester 110" or "1/2 m" to the next junction are in miles. They even got permission from Brussels to keep doing that, I believe. (Which brings us back to the EU. )
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:12 AM   #22744
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He does it all the time. Whenever America is mentioned he's out there like a bat out of hell bashing the crap out of it.
Exactly.

So... enjoying the sun going down at 5 p.m. or whenever? (Shudder.)
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:14 AM   #22745
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You mean the, well, mileposts for lack of a better word, right? (Kilometerpalen as I believe they'd say across the North Sea. :-) )

The more prominent signs saying things like "Birmingham 20, Manchester 110" or "1/2 m" to the next junction are in miles. They even got permission from Brussels to keep doing that, I believe. (Which brings us back to the EU. )
I don't know the proper word of it in any language. But the French say distance markers in their English language traffic bulletins on the radio, so I've just copied them. It pays off to get English lessons from the French at times...
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:16 AM   #22746
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Exactly.

So... enjoying the sun going down at 5 p.m. or whenever? (Shudder.)
5 is about right. I'm in Holland at the moment, heading back to Austria tomorrow where the sun goes down even earlier...
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:18 AM   #22747
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Well, that was more than 200 years ago, standardization wasn't feel much important back then. Imagine that in Italy every city or region had its own measurement units.
Ironically, the French who created their own calendar, also invented the metric system in the same years.
Well, we can't control the rotation of the earth or how long it takes to go around the sun (yet...), but all these 24s and 60s and 7s in our time-keeping system are inefficient! And months of different lengths? What are we waiting for: 100 seconds per minute, 100 minutes per hour, 20 hours per day (10 before noon and 10 after noon), 10 days per week, 3 weeks per month, now! Progress demands it!
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:21 AM   #22748
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I don't know the proper word of it in any language. But the French say distance markers in their English language traffic bulletins on the radio, so I've just copied them. It pays off to get English lessons from the French at times...
I recently read the SNCF (French national railways) are going to be offering English lessons on the audio systems on certain trains (what better way to use the time it takes to get from Lille to Paris?). And not just ones heading for the Channel. Very un-French-is-first of them; I'm waiting for the protests to start. (And seriously, I don't see the need.)
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #22749
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Well, we can't control the rotation of the earth or how long it takes to go around the sun (yet...), but all these 24s and 60s and 7s in our time-keeping system are inefficient! And months of different lengths? What are we waiting for: 100 seconds per minute, 100 minutes per hour, 20 hours per day (10 before noon and 10 after noon), 10 days per week, 3 weeks per month, now! Progress demands it!
I would agree
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Old October 28th, 2013, 03:00 AM   #22750
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Exactly.

So... enjoying the sun going down at 5 p.m. or whenever? (Shudder.)
Yeah something like that, a bit later though I'd say, twenty past five maybe till it's properly dark.
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What's up with the Road_UK / Penn's Woods love affair?
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Old October 28th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #22752
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Damn! We were hoping no one would notice. :blush:
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Oh god honey, you told them!
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Old October 28th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #22754
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Old October 29th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #22755
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Things countries are best and world-known in:

full res here

Remember the talks about download speed few pages back? :-D
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The pic is a little bit too small, do you have a bigger version?
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Old October 29th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #22758
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Cute. But what's "Mohnflesserl"?
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Cute. But what's "Mohnflesserl"?
Have no idea, but it has something to do with bakes according to image.google.com results.
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That was a sarcastic remark cause I came into this thread when you had posted the insanely big version directly here
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