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Old June 12th, 2014, 01:59 PM   #25681
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I have a 10 € and a 20 € note left over from my trip to the Netherlands last year. That's all the euro I have.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #25682
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Very interesting topic has been brought up in Slovak newspaper after the two tragic accidents, that happened past 5 days.

First, there was a crashed school bus led by driver with drowsiness. The bus rolled off the carriageway and fall into ditch due to lack of the crash barriers. Four fresh 18 yrs adults died there. Some people angrily remarked that if there had been a crash barriers and mandatory seat belts in bus, no one would have died.

Second, last night a tragic accident occurred on the same motorway. The driver of polish truck had fell asleep and similarly rolled off the carriageway but in contrast with aforementioned case, crash barriers were present here. The truck hit the barriers and was bounced back to the motorway, smashing some vehicles and the divider barriers. The trailer flew over the divider crash barriers and hit the cars in opposite direction. Horrible accident and it is a miracle that the only passed away person was the driver of the truck.

Now there is a question, are crash barriers good or not on motorways?

Furthermore, there was a bus crash test in media, showing that two-point seat belts usually installed in buses may hurt even more, since even in crash at small speed, the upper and lower parts of the body comes apart.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #25683
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You mean FRG (West Germany), not GDR (East Germany).
Aye, them as well.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #25684
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In euro currency zone people usually do not check the coins they get. Of course every euro and eurocent coins are valid in the whole area of the zone but it may be interesting to see what you have.
Currently I have 8 coins (not counting the great amount of 1 and 2 cent coins which are stored in a little box).
- 1 from Fance
- 1 from the Netherlands
- 2 from Belgium
- 1 from Austria
- 2 from Germany
- 1 from I don't know which country (but surely not Germany)
And I live in Germany and I'm quite sure I got all of them here in Germany.
Well I have, somewhere, Continental coins from back when Continental coinage was actually interesting. :-)
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Old June 12th, 2014, 02:42 PM   #25685
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Very interesting topic has been brought up in Slovak newspaper after the two tragic accidents, that happened past 5 days.

First, there was a crashed school bus led by driver with drowsiness. The bus rolled off the carriageway and fall into ditch due to lack of the crash barriers. Four fresh 18 yrs adults died there. Some people angrily remarked that if there had been a crash barriers and mandatory seat belts in bus, no one would have died.

Second, last night a tragic accident occurred on the same motorway. The driver of polish truck had fell asleep and similarly rolled off the carriageway but in contrast with aforementioned case, crash barriers were present here. The truck hit the barriers and was bounced back to the motorway, smashing some vehicles and the divider barriers. The trailer flew over the divider crash barriers and hit the cars in opposite direction. Horrible accident and it is a miracle that the only passed away person was the driver of the truck.

Now there is a question, are crash barriers good or not on motorways?

Furthermore, there was a bus crash test in media, showing that two-point seat belts usually installed in buses may hurt even more, since even in crash at small speed, the upper and lower parts of the body comes apart.
I see another issue here besides crash barriers....
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Old June 12th, 2014, 03:53 PM   #25686
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Grammar police FTW!
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Old June 12th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #25687
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Grammar police FTW!
I think Penn's only pointed the primary reason of accident out Namely the neglected rest on road.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 04:00 PM   #25688
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In euro currency zone people usually do not check the coins they get. Of course every euro and eurocent coins are valid in the whole area of the zone but it may be interesting to see what you have.
Currently I have 8 coins (not counting the great amount of 1 and 2 cent coins which are stored in a little box).
- 1 from Fance
- 1 from the Netherlands
- 2 from Belgium
- 1 from Austria
- 2 from Germany
- 1 from I don't know which country (but surely not Germany)
And I live in Germany and I'm quite sure I got all of them here in Germany.
Is this possible in the Internet era?
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Old June 12th, 2014, 04:04 PM   #25689
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Exactly. I never correct non-native speakers' English unless I'm asked (I hope). Or unless I know them (even virtually) well enough to feel they'd appreciate it in that instance. Or unless they've been rude to me and I'm not in the mood.

40 years of studying French and I'm still not at the level that some of you all are at in English and I envy that.

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Old June 12th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #25690
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Exactly. I never correct non-native speakers' English unless I'm asked (I hope). Or unless I know them (even virtually) well enough to feel they'd appreciate it in that instance. Or unless they've been rude to me and I'm not in the mood.

40 years of studying French and I'm still not at the level that some of you all are at in English and I envy that.

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I think this forum gives me much more than tens of English teachers, so I don't consider grammar-nazi if a native speaker gives me a constructive criticism. I also try to do my best to write as much as possible flawless and use as natural as it is possible expression phrases, but sometimes I write in rush and therefore do mistakes.

Btw. English still belongs among the most easiest languages. Declination is very easy, tenses are comprehensible and there are only few exceptions comparing to other languages. The only thing I will never learn are phrasal verbs Once I've seen a American show - can't remember the name - and the people spoke only with words take, get, put, come with some prepositions. Understood nothing. So don't give up French.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 04:48 PM   #25691
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In euro currency zone people usually do not check the coins they get. Of course every euro and eurocent coins are valid in the whole area of the zone but it may be interesting to see what you have.
Currently I have 8 coins (not counting the great amount of 1 and 2 cent coins which are stored in a little box).
- 1 from Fance
- 1 from the Netherlands
- 2 from Belgium
- 1 from Austria
- 2 from Germany
- 1 from I don't know which country (but surely not Germany)
And I live in Germany and I'm quite sure I got all of them here in Germany.
It's true people don't check. i only notice when It's a coin I've never seen before.
I rarely see any coins from Spain but I've seen many from Portugal wich is strange.

In my wallet:
Germany 2
Belgium 9
France 2
Italy 1
The Netherlands 1
Luxemburg 1
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Old June 12th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #25692
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The only thing I've collected systematically recently is these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_State_Quarters

I dropped it when they ran out of states (and territories) and moved into national parks.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 05:47 PM   #25693
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Just discovered I had in my wallet a Greek €0.05 coin, which I had missing.

Out of the other 11 coins I have right now, I have the following:
5 Spanish coins
2 French
1 Belgian
1 German
1 Greek
1 Italian
And a French €10 note .

I see many Irish coins here, though.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #25694
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I have:
- 1 Spanish 10 cent
- 1 Austrian 20 cent
- 1 German 50 cent
- 1 German 2€
- 1 French 2€
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #25695
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I currently have:

1€ Belgium
50c Italy
20c Italy
3x5c Austria
2c Italy
2x1c Italy

Throghout the years I found coins from every euro country, except Latvia that joined 5 months ago.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #25696
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European coinage these days is sort of like European license plates....
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:30 PM   #25697
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:34 PM   #25698
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The A got stuck.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #25699
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European coinage these days is sort of like European license plates....
C'mon, I admit I like American plates. Reason: they all look kind of unique. And I also like that you dont need front plates in some states, f.e. in Pennsylvania, right? Btw something we should introduce in Europe, if you ask me...
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Old June 12th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #25700
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Pennsylvania is among the many states that don't require* front plates, but I have no idea why.

*In fact Pennsylvania doesn't even offer them, as far as I know, at least on passenger vehicles.
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