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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #29601
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I have noticed that often a lot more guests are looking at our threads than actual members. Why is that? Why don't they feel the need to sign up and join in the fun?
Or perhaps they are spying on us?
It's the NSA. Or Fatty Kim the Third.*

*as some Internet commenter in China, of all places, apparently called him.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:06 PM   #29602
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Sounds like a lot of fun, I'll order a copy. I am the proud owner of this book:



and



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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #29603
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It's the NSA. Or Fatty Kim the Third.*

*as some Internet commenter in China, of all places, apparently called him.
By the way, what the f--- is going on in that banner up there?
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #29604
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A GPS is okay for A to B navigation. With their presence today, you begin to wonder how we ever reached our destination in the 20th century, and didn't fall off the world.

As for planning tourist trips or finding scenic routes, viewing points, and other points of interest, GPS doesn't beat a road atlas yet. I still carry a Michelin road atlas every time I go to France. You can easily see which roads are well-constructed and which are narrow, how steep roads are, if they are scenic or not, which towns are worth visiting, etc. A GPS doesn't offer those options.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #29605
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Edit, problem solved.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #29606
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Sounds like a lot of fun, I'll order a copy. I am the proud owner of this book:



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Yes, but do you have this?

http://www.amazon.com/Xenophobes-Gui.../dp/1906042284

Interesting quote: "It's all in your mind. The spirit of tolerance does constant battle with the ghost of Calvin for control of the Dutch psyche. Few Dutch people go to church anymore, but they don't need to. Inside every Hollander's head is a little pulpit containing a preacher with a wagging finger."

Now, for Belgium, do they have to do two versions and a small, pamphlet-sized third? Or is a Belgian in fact a Belgian?
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #29607
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A GPS is okay for A to B navigation. With their presence today, you begin to wonder how we ever reached our destination in the 20th century, and didn't fall off the world.
We did, by wrong turns and asking for directions and arriving late. Things of the past now.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:12 PM   #29608
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No, it's in one book but they're dealing with both issues. It clearly states that this whole language-war is one of the most childish things happening in modern Europe.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:13 PM   #29609
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Meanwhile in Tumblr…



I can't stop laughing at this.

Maricón sounds like Merry Cone…
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:14 PM   #29610
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We did, by wrong turns and asking for directions and arriving late. Things of the past now.
Not in Mayrhofen with these German tourists who are quite happy to hold up traffic because they don't know where they are going. (slow, sudden brakes and even stopping in the middle of the road)
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:20 PM   #29611
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I can't stop laughing at this.
I don't get it
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #29612
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Um, you do realize it's not April?
Yup, but we held our pranks day today rather than on April 1st .
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #29613
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We did, by wrong turns and asking for directions and arriving late. Things of the past now.
Yeah right.
Even with GPS I still need to ask locals for directions on some more remote roads as quality of map data can often be disputed.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 05:59 PM   #29614
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Yeah right.
Even with GPS I still need to ask locals for directions on some more remote roads as quality of map data can often be disputed.
I never had to, since at least 2007. If I can't find the road on the GPS unit, I try google maps, or bing maps, and I always find my way.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #29615
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Um, you do realize it's not April? At the risk of being called ignorant again by a Serb (see borders thread, on Christmas Eve yet), no, I do not. from the world beyond the Balkans. AND that was post 5000.
Khm, looking forward for the first post with the Statue of Liberty and trying not to hurt Canadians' feelings while commenting it...
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Old December 28th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #29616
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Seriously, I figured because it was you that it was someplace on the Adriatic coast, but the picture itself was not recognizable to me. That's all I'm saying.

On the other hand, I keep seeing an ad in Belgian papers for cheap trips to Miami illustrated by a lovely picture of the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago.

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Old December 28th, 2014, 07:02 PM   #29617
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Khm, looking forward for the first post with the Statue of Liberty and trying not to hurt Canadians' feelings while commenting it...
I apologize if I hurt your feelings.

I unwittingly offended (extremely, apparently) a Serb* the other day by not being aware that (a) they went through a period under Tito when the use of the Latin alphabet was being promoted there and (b) that even when they're using the Latin alphabet, they'll transliterate proper names from other Latin-alphabet languages. This earned me an accusation of "ignorance."

I was making a clumsy and perhaps unfair connection between that and my own unfamiliarity with your picture, while trying to gently point out that we're not all as familiar with Balkan geography, history, and so on as people who live there are.

*And Alex_ZR explained it perfectly politely, so I'm not generalizing about Serbs.

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Old December 28th, 2014, 07:24 PM   #29618
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Old December 28th, 2014, 08:05 PM   #29619
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A very dangerous lift in Czech Rep., apparently there used to be more than 2.000 of those in the country (czechoslovakia) back in communist days

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Old December 28th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #29620
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Not dangerous, just encouragement to be physically fit
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