daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #27901
volodaaaa
Registered User
 
volodaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 3,234
Likes (Received): 1750

Is it considered as very unacceptable to use mixed grammar? Let's say in causal small talks...
__________________
Been/drove my car in: SK, CZ, D, A, H, PL, I, F, E, RSM, CH, FL, SLO, HR, SRB, BiH, MK, GR, BG, RO

volodaaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #27902
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,506
Likes (Received): 2112

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penn's Woods View Post
American vs. British usage. (I'm not joking.) I agree the British one makes more sense.

http://grammartips.homestead.com/inside.html
You're not joking indeed.
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #27903
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,245
Likes (Received): 781

Quote:
Originally Posted by volodaaaa View Post
Is it considered as very unacceptable to use mixed grammar? Let's say in causal small talks...
What do you mean by "mixed grammar"?
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #27904
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by volodaaaa View Post
I completely understand. But if someone uses the word, or there is a foreign product (Italian candies) called like, it is still not enough reason to freak out. And personally, I don't think this word deserves to be banned. I don't assume to offend someone, if I refer to the Rio Negro river.
Rio Negro means just "Black River" in Spanish. In fact, due to natural reasons, it appears much darker than the Amazon river and when the two rivers meet you can see the different color (something like the northernmost tip of Denmark, between the North Sea and the Baltic sea).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Road_UK View Post
But they still call each other *****s all the time...

Edit: n i g g a s

Geez, what if I was a brotha from the hood wanting to talk jive on here with another brotha from the hood, me and my homey would be all censored up...
Obviously it's not racist if it's used among them but it's racist when white people use it in a derogatory way like this:

http://aattp.org/20-more-insane-racist-tea-party-signs/
(credits to Tea Party, the 21th century version of KKK)
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #27905
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penn's Woods View Post
What do you mean by "mixed grammar"?
I think he means BrE and AmE.
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #27906
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,245
Likes (Received): 781

Unrelated. VRT* Radio 1 (I've been listening on line) is currently taking requests for the "meest absurde Nederlandstalige nummer".... ** (Most absurd Dutch-language song.) That's one way of learning....

*Flemish Radio and Television.
**Verso, that's 'cause it's four periods. And that end of the sentence isn't English anyway.
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #27907
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,245
Likes (Received): 781

Quote:
Originally Posted by italystf View Post
Rio Negro means just "Black River" in Spanish. In fact, due to natural reasons, it appears much darker than the Amazon river and when the two rivers meet you can see the different color (something like the northernmost tip of Denmark, between the North Sea and the Baltic sea).

Obviously it's not racist if it's used among them but it's racist when white people use it in a derogatory way like this:

http://aattp.org/20-more-insane-racist-tea-party-signs/
(credits to Tea Party, the 21th century version of KKK)
Don't get me started. But "*****rdly" is a legitimate word, even if people are afraid to use it because of how it sounds. Means stingy. I'd just say stingy; it's safer.

EDIT: Hey, look what the site did to that legitimate word!
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #27908
DanielFigFoz
Registered User
 
DanielFigFoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: No fixed abode
Posts: 4,431
Likes (Received): 894

Quote:
Originally Posted by italystf View Post
I think he means BrE and AmE.
It's acceptable if English isn't your first language, you might get some strange looks if it is your first language, but it isn't a capital offence.

And in causal conversation people say things that are taught as 'wrong' in school all the time.
__________________

volodaaaa liked this post
DanielFigFoz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 09:23 AM   #27909
volodaaaa
Registered User
 
volodaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 3,234
Likes (Received): 1750

I've just spotted a car with old German licence plates without the original blue EU strip. The optional sticker were put there instead, but it was neither blue strip nor German flag, but tricolour of pre-1919 German empire I am not sure, but does not that symbol fall within the forbidden symbols? AFAIK it had been used by Nazi regime in mid '30s before swastika flag was introduced.



__________________
Been/drove my car in: SK, CZ, D, A, H, PL, I, F, E, RSM, CH, FL, SLO, HR, SRB, BiH, MK, GR, BG, RO

volodaaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 09:33 AM   #27910
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

I don't think it's forbidden, this flag was introduced 60 years before the nazism.
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 09:37 AM   #27911
volodaaaa
Registered User
 
volodaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 3,234
Likes (Received): 1750

Quote:
Originally Posted by italystf View Post
I don't think it's forbidden, this flag was introduced 60 years before the nazism.
you can apply that attitude to swastika as well.
__________________
Been/drove my car in: SK, CZ, D, A, H, PL, I, F, E, RSM, CH, FL, SLO, HR, SRB, BiH, MK, GR, BG, RO

volodaaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 09:57 AM   #27912
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,506
Likes (Received): 2112

German Imperial flag is not banned in Germany, as a matter of fact many neo-nazi groups use it as a fill-in for swastikas and nazi insignia which are forbidden.
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 10:21 AM   #27913
volodaaaa
Registered User
 
volodaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 3,234
Likes (Received): 1750

Quote:
Originally Posted by g.spinoza View Post
German Imperial flag is not banned in Germany, as a matter of fact many neo-nazi groups use it as a fill-in for swastikas and nazi insignia which are forbidden.
Well, but it is at least suspicious to put it on licence plate But maybe I am wrong and the owner is just pre-1919 German history fan.
__________________
Been/drove my car in: SK, CZ, D, A, H, PL, I, F, E, RSM, CH, FL, SLO, HR, SRB, BiH, MK, GR, BG, RO

volodaaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #27914
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by volodaaaa View Post
Well, but it is at least suspicious to put it on licence plate But maybe I am wrong and the owner is just pre-1919 German history fan.
In Italy fascist symbols and apology of fascism are forbidden too, although this is enforced less stricly than in Germany, where you cannot even have SS, SA, NS, KZ or HEIL in your plate (although Hamburg has HH code).

Said, that, the flag of the Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) and Savoia dinasty symbols are not considered fascist symbols, even if they were in use during fascism, because they were issued well before.

Despite that, the 2nd last king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III (the last one Umbert II, reigned only for a month in 1946), was strongly involved with fascism (he could have stopped the "Marcia su Roma" in 1922 but he didn't, he signed racial laws in 1938 and flee Rome when it was occupied by nazi-fascists in 1944). So, when someone is nostalgic of the monarchy, he's probably a right-wing extremist. After people chose the republic with the 1946 referendum, the return of the monarchy is expressely forbidden by the constitution and Savoia family was exiled from Italy until 2002.
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

volodaaaa liked this post
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #27915
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by volodaaaa View Post
Well, but it is at least suspicious to put it on licence plate But maybe I am wrong and the owner is just pre-1919 German history fan.
I've seen Italian plates with the Lega Nord (populist, right wing and eurosceptic party) symbol sticked over either the EU stars or the I of Italy (especially in the past, that party opposed the Italian unification in favour of a Padanian state).
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 11:29 AM   #27916
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penn's Woods View Post
Don't get me started. But "*****rdly" is a legitimate word, even if people are afraid to use it because of how it sounds. Means stingy. I'd just say stingy; it's safer.

EDIT: Hey, look what the site did to that legitimate word!
Ok, but used against Obama by a racist movement (if you look at other pics in the link you see that they insult Obama for his ethnicity), it's very suspicious...
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 11:41 AM   #27917
volodaaaa
Registered User
 
volodaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 3,234
Likes (Received): 1750

Well I understand this presenting of political opinions through stickers. I've spotted some Great Hungary stickers in Hungary. Even Hungarian PM has it on his car.



And in Macedonia


There was an opposite sticker "I will FYROM you" but I can't find it on the internet.

But having that German flag on car looks like "Hi, I am neonazi".

Btw. Current Slovak coat of arms had been considered fascist during socialism although it was created in 19th century. The only difference is in the edges of the double-cross. While on WW2 Slovakia they were convex, they are concave now.
__________________
Been/drove my car in: SK, CZ, D, A, H, PL, I, F, E, RSM, CH, FL, SLO, HR, SRB, BiH, MK, GR, BG, RO


Alex_ZR liked this post
volodaaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 02:41 PM   #27918
Penn's Woods
Deadpan Snarker
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,245
Likes (Received): 781

Quote:
Originally Posted by italystf View Post
Ok, but used against Obama by a racist movement (if you look at other pics in the link you see that they insult Obama for his ethnicity), it's very suspicious...
True. They're at least making a bad joke.

(I wouldn't actually call the Tea Party a racist movement, although racism is certainly part of why some people join it and contributes to the nastiness of the way they say what they have to say.)
__________________
I didn't vote for him....

DRIVEN IN BEEN IN:
AL CA CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN KY ME MD MA MI MN MO MT NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN UT VT VA WA WV WI WY ---
AB BC MB NB NS ON PE QC SK ---
A B CH D F GB I L NL
Penn's Woods no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 02:52 PM   #27919
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penn's Woods View Post
True. They're at least making a bad joke.

(I wouldn't actually call the Tea Party a racist movement, although racism is certainly part of why some people join it and contributes to the nastiness of the way they say what they have to say.)
Yes, their main goal is to promote the economical liberism and keep taxes low. However that party seems to attract the worst populist right wing possible, like it happens with similar parties in Europe (Lega Nord activists and even leaders often make news for their plain racist and very rude language).
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

Penn's Woods liked this post
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #27920
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

From Wikipedia:
Quote:
During the late 16th and 17th centuries in France, male impotence was considered a crime
Damn!
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
highways, motorways

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium