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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:14 PM   #26041
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They say that the king is the only true Belgian. If that is the case, if he were to attend a match in Brazil to support his team, in which language would he sing along with the national anthem? I wouldn't bother turning up. I can only imagine it ending up in (another) major embarrassment!
does spanish king sing their anthem?

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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #26042
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I do like a good national anthem, actually. Had the Russian one stuck in my head for a couple of days last week because the tune's nice....
There was a rock version on youtube few years ago. I can't find it right now. But it was indeed good despite my disfavour towards Russian policy.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:19 PM   #26043
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I always had a deep interest in Russia and Russians. Until I got involved and married my Russian wife, to who I'm not talking anymore.

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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #26044
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Oy.*

Vacation over? We're hearing a lot from you this evening....


*I mean the East Coast faux-Yiddish "oy," not the British one.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #26045
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Road for motorized traffic only: it bans non-motorized traffic.
No, this sign informs you about the specific rules valid after passing it. Like the maximum/minimum speed limit restriction (130 kmh/80 kmh), driving on the rightmost lane, etc.

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Pedestrian crossing: it mandates drivers to stop or slow down if there are pedestrians.
False, it informs you about the pedestrian crossing. Except intersection, this sign is preceded by this one, which warns you about the pedestrian crossing ahead:


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One-way road: it forbids drivers to make an U-turn


This also only informs you about the one-way road. Because it is not dangerous to not knowing you are in the right direction of the one-way road. Dangerous is to be in the wrong direction of the one-way road. Therefore there is always this prohibitory sign posted on the other side:

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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #26046
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Nearly over. Just got back from France. In the Netherlands now staying at my 88-year old nan's. I installed internet, which is great. Gives me something to do. Going back to Austria in a few days...

Edit: Michael this post was for you. This is exactly why I never use arrows to reply!
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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:55 PM   #26047
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Talknig about anthems, the UK will need to change it when they will have a king instead of a queen.
And the Russian anthem has the same music, but different words, to the old Soviet one.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #26048
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The UK anthem has always been the same. God save the King, God save the Queen. If a monarch would ever decide to have a sex-change, then the fate of the current anthem might be at risk...
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If it comes to the UK...

...will we witness a rise of a new state soon?

"Hay can do it, if Scotland can"

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Old June 25th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #26050
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Hay-on-Wye, I take it?
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This sign in Italy just tell you're entering a road (other than a motorway or expressway, they have specific signs) that is reserved to motorized traffic. It doesn't say nothing about the speed limit, that can't be higher than 90, since it isn't neither a motorway, nor an expressway. So, it acts also as prescription sign, like the ones below:

In other countries, like Slovenia, it indicates a specific type of road, and thus a general speed limit.


This one it's the only vertical sign present in most pedestrian crossings in Italy.

This one, instead, is located before a pedestrian crossing. It's rarely used in Italy, mostly on fast roads outside built-up areas. So, the first one is the real pedestrian crossing sign.



Those don't indicate a danger or a mandatory direction, but implicitally, forbide you to do something (an U-turn), so they aren't mere indication signs like a sign pointing to Rome or to the railway station, that doesn't mandate anything.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 12:10 AM   #26052
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Yup!

The quoted words can be found over the griffin in the right top corner.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #26053
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If it comes to the UK...

...will we witness a rise of a new state soon?

"Hay can do it, if Scotland can"

They're never going to vote in favour. But it's nice to dream if you're a nationalist.
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This sign in Italy just tell you're entering a road (other than a motorway or expressway, they have specific signs) that is reserved to motorized traffic. It doesn't say nothing about the speed limit, that can't be higher than 90, since it isn't neither a motorway, nor an expressway. So, it acts also as prescription sign, like the ones below
You are telling me, you don't have expresways in Italy? And of course, every sign has some additional meaning.

You can tell that this warning sign

is also prohibitory, because it prohibits you to drive fast to crash
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This sign in Italy just tell you're entering a road (other than a motorway or expressway, they have specific signs) that is reserved to motorized traffic. It doesn't say nothing about the speed limit, that can't be higher than 90, since it isn't neither a motorway, nor an expressway. So, it acts also as prescription sign
You are right, if you see this sign " road reserved for motorized vehicles" in Slovenia speed limit is 110 Km/h.

Here is an example (until ~4:23 min look at the sign)

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In Austria these roads are meant for communist classics only:

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Yesterday my SO asked me, what does that lemon mean:

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You are telling me, you don't have expresways in Italy? And of course, every sign has some additional meaning.
Yes, we use this sign for expressways (strade extraurbane principali):


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You can tell that this warning sign

is also prohibitory, because it prohibits you to drive fast to crash
The curve sign doesn't mandate a specific speed limit, just tell you to be alert, and thus moderate your speed.
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You are right, if you see this sign " road reserved for motorized vehicles" in Slovenia speed limit is 110 Km/h.

Here is an example (until ~4:23 min look at the sign)

This in Slovenia


is this in Italy
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Yes, we use this sign for expressways (strade extraurbane principali):



The curve sign doesn't mandate a specific speed limit, just tell you to be alert, and thus moderate your speed.
basically, it mandate me to moderate my speed

We use these signs


The first one is an expressway and the second one is motorway. Both roads have lot of things common:
- Maximum speed limit is 130 kph
- Minimum speed limit is 80 kph (according to the registration certificate)
- Bicycles, tractors and pedestrians are not allowed
- Rightmost lane is designated to regular drive

The only differences are that the first category
- can have intersections, the latter one only exits and interchanges
- can have sharp curves and steeper sections
- can have more narrow lanes.
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