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Old November 26th, 2015, 01:32 AM   #32861
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For us Portuguese sounds very Slavic.
We get by more or less with Italian, Spanish, French (being also Romance languages), but we didn't understand almost a thing of it in Portugal.
Brazilian Portuguese is easier to understand though, they seem to speak slower and more clearly...
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Old November 27th, 2015, 12:41 PM   #32862
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Sorry to bother you but...
how is this called correctly?



Is this paprika or pepper? Becuase when I google pepper the results are similar than the picture above, but it also displays spice.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 01:49 PM   #32863
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https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sweet_pepper

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/paprika

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Old November 27th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #32864
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Polish motorway joke:


cork on a piece of A4 size paper.

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traffic jam on A4
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Old November 27th, 2015, 05:46 PM   #32865
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I really like puns. Some time ago I made a pun with lindane, as there were several towns with a ban on tap water due to that pollutant and then another town got an unrelated ban due to a herbicide. Of course, the pun is only understandable in Spanish (Lindano vs Lind... ah, no, which was what I wrote).
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Old November 27th, 2015, 06:56 PM   #32866
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In Italy coda means both "tail" and "queue\traffic jam".

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“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.

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Old November 27th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #32867
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What does a fish say when hits wall? Dam!
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Old November 27th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #32868
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Damn, Google Earth updates the imagery in and around Tallinn surprisingly often. The latest image available today is from October 24, 2015 with previous images being from September, August, June and March this year.

In comparison, the latest satellite imagery available for Stockholm is from July 7, 2012.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 09:52 PM   #32869
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I drove a Tesla (not mine) for 240km today, back-and-forth to Schiphol airport.
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Old November 28th, 2015, 02:07 AM   #32870
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Sorry to bother you but...
how is this called correctly?



Is this paprika or pepper? Becuase when I google pepper the results are similar than the picture above, but it also displays spice.
In North America is a "bell pepper" and never a paprika (which is red spice)
But I think in Dutch it becomes paprika...
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Old November 28th, 2015, 03:06 AM   #32871
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In Estonian it's also paprika.
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Old November 28th, 2015, 10:41 AM   #32872
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Old November 28th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #32873
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Greetings from Athens, Greece!
Nice mild weather here
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Old November 28th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #32874
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In North America is a "bell pepper" and never a paprika (which is red spice)
But I think in Dutch it becomes paprika...
In Italian they're called "peperoni", generating the English false friend "pepperoni", which is a sausage instead.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 12:38 AM   #32875
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I drove a Tesla (not mine) for 240km today, back-and-forth to Schiphol airport.
What did you think?
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Old November 29th, 2015, 12:41 AM   #32876
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What did you think?
It's awesome. It not only accelerates very quickly, but it gives an extremely smooth ride (over near-perfect Dutch pavement) - no vibrations at all. It is also silent almost like a bike at lower speeds.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 10:37 AM   #32877
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I wish there would be smaller / more affordable cars with the range that Tesla offers. Even a less powerful acceleration would still be acceptable to most people.

I spotted a BMW i8 yesterday. There are only 139 in the Netherlands. It's even significantly more expensive than Tesla, but still needs a conventional engine to get such specification. Tesla's way ahead of the competition, which is quite rare in the automotive industry.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #32878
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In Italian they're called "peperoni", generating the English false friend "pepperoni", which is a sausage instead.
so another magazzino - magazine thing
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Old November 29th, 2015, 02:08 PM   #32879
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Preservative in English: chemical to preserve food
Preservativo in Italian: condom

Pollution in English: environmental problem
Polluzione in Italian: wet dream

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Old November 29th, 2015, 02:20 PM   #32880
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Preservative in English: chemical to preserve food
Preservativo in Italian: condom

Pollution in English: environmental problem
Polluzione in Italian: wet dream

The same in my language. Perhaps English is wrong :-) pepperoni is small red very spicy paprika.
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