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Old October 13th, 2015, 12:00 AM   #32721
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My fianceé has accidentally invented a perfect way how to peel a boiled egg. She forget she had been preparing it
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Old October 13th, 2015, 07:49 AM   #32722
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In the Netherlands, motorway work zones usually have a 90 km/h speed limit. 70 km/h is only used for short-term night works or when there are only cones separating traffic from workers. The A12 widening east of Arnhem had mostly a 100 km/h speed limit, despite the near-complete reconstruction of the motorway.

Generally speaking, the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat does a very good job eliminating impact of road works on traffic. Most regular maintenance (paving) works are done during the night or weekends, and long-term work zones are few in number and have little impact on traffic. Under 5% of traffic congestion in the Netherlands is caused by road works.
I was always amused by the road works on urban motorways in Montreal (for example). Normal speed limit - 70 km/h. But in very complex / narrow/winding lanes work zone... speed limit 70
Only thing is, normally you can go 120 and now in the work zone, only maybe 80 or 90...
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Old October 13th, 2015, 12:33 PM   #32723
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Generally speaking, the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat does a very good job eliminating impact of road works on traffic. Most regular maintenance (paving) works are done during the night or weekends, and long-term work zones are few in number and have little impact on traffic. Under 5% of traffic congestion in the Netherlands is caused by road works.
Something similar is happening in Finland. For example, the contractors might pay a rent for closed lanes: For each hour they close lanes at the construction sites, they lose money. The paving at the main corridors around Helsinki takes place in July when the traffic volumes are lowest. The paving of the motorway ramps often takes during the night closing one ramp at a time.

Of course, at the big construction sites, the congestion is unavoidable.

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Old October 13th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #32724
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A house located between two motorways and a high-speed rail


Near Cambrils, Spain
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Old October 13th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #32725
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There's a house in the UK located in the wide median of a motorway, with a private underpass to access it. I can't find the pic, though.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #32726
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I think I saw a house between the motorway carriages somewhere between Manchester and Leeds.

In Slovenia or Germany for example exists an entire village between the 2 carriageways.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 02:00 AM   #32727
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My fianceé has accidentally invented a perfect way how to peel a boiled egg. She forget she had been preparing it
fiancée.
Why used a french word instead the english one "darling" ?
But it's so romantic
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Old October 14th, 2015, 04:21 AM   #32728
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fiancée.
Why used a french word instead the english one "darling" ?
But it's so romantic
Because it is also an english name ( https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fianc%C3%A9e ) even if (of course) it comes from french!

Et oui c'est romantique d'utiliser le français !
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Old October 14th, 2015, 08:26 AM   #32729
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fiancée.
Why used a french word instead the english one "darling" ?
But it's so romantic
But is the meaning of the words exactly the same? For example, my darling is not my fiancée. She is my wife.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #32730
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An early winterly blast has affected Europe. Snow fell into lower elevations, I've read that Kraków (Poland) had its earliest snow in decades. Snow depths were substantial at higher elevations of Central and Eastern Europe, with snow plows in full force at Slovak D1.

The first wet snow has also fallen in far southern Netherlands, missing the record of earliest snowfall by just one day.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #32731
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But is the meaning of the words exactly the same? For example, my darling is not my fiancée. She is my wife.
I guess the "fiancée" means wife-in-future.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #32732
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I guess the "fiancée" means wife-in-future.
It is my understanding, too. That is not always the same concept as "darling".
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Old October 14th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #32733
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The English word, a little retro-sounding, is "bethroted".
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Old October 14th, 2015, 05:10 PM   #32734
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A house located between two motorways and a high-speed rail

http://i.imgur.com/SwdqvLl.jpg
Near Cambrils, Spain
A presume a member(s) of the SSC community live(s) there..
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Old October 14th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #32735
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The English word, a little retro-sounding, is "bethroted".
Just a little retro.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #32736
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Because it is also an english name ( https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fianc%C3%A9e ) even if (of course) it comes from french!

Et oui c'est romantique d'utiliser le français !
Ah, ok !
I didn't know this word is also used in english.
Never had an english fiancée .
I will be less idiot before entering in my bed tonight !
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Old October 15th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #32737
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Ah, ok !
I didn't know this word is also used in english.
Never had an english fiancée .
I will be less idiot before entering in my bed tonight !


Also a better translation for the french expression "je me coucherai moins bête ce soir" could be : "I'll go to bed a wiser man tonight"

(Je suis français aussi ! Au passage on ne voit pas beaucoup de français sur ce topic habituellement...)

(For those who are curious, I'm only telling him that I'm also french and that we are very few on this topic... )
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There's a house in the UK located in the wide median of a motorway, with a private underpass to access it. I can't find the pic, though.
You probably are referring to the famous Stott Hall Farm on M62 between Manchester and Leeds.

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Old October 15th, 2015, 04:23 PM   #32739
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Damnit, Twitter is down .

I had to complain somewhere, like most people do.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #32740
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Also a better translation for the french expression "je me coucherai moins bête ce soir" could be : "I'll go to bed a wiser man tonight"

(Je suis français aussi ! Au passage on ne voit pas beaucoup de français sur ce topic habituellement...)

(For those who are curious, I'm only telling him that I'm also french and that we are very few on this topic... )
I'm not very good in english, that's why I don't write often on SSC.
You know french are bad in foreign languages.
All corrections are welcome due to my bad grammar.
English lessons at school are far back in the past. More than 22 years.
And translations by websites are not often right.
But because I am frequently on the road ,especially in F, E and P, rarely elsewhere, I like to come here.
And yes, I read a few weeks ago you come from eastern France.
But, it's curious to see a french in Romania. Your job certainly.
Keep up your good contribution here.
Same thing to others.
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