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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #33201
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In Italian: comportarsi come un elefante in una cristalleria (to behave like an elephant in a crystalware shop).
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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 January 15th, 2016, 09:59 PM   #33202
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Well females aren't smaller, but what you tell is true.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:23 PM   #33203
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sr: Као слон у стаклари. (Like an elephant in a glass shop)
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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:32 PM   #33204
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nl: Geert Wilders
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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #33205
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Maybe he is one but I think the nl variant is

als een olifant door de porseleinkast

That's what google says but I don't know if it's just a translation or if it's really used to describe people like.... Geert Wilders .
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Old January 16th, 2016, 02:40 AM   #33206
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Bull's not elephant, but both big and relatively blind.
male elephant is called the bull too.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 01:34 PM   #33207
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ru: как слон в посудной лавке
fr: se comporter comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
sv: bete sig som en elefant i en porslinsaffär
cs: chovat se jako slon v porcelánu
de: sich wie ein Elefant im Porzellanladen benehmen
en: behave like a bull in a china shop
fi: kuin elefantti posliinikaupassa

Nice to know that a same idiom is in use in several languages.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 08:43 PM   #33208
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my car has lost his virginity today evening

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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:00 PM   #33209
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Ford Focus?
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:09 PM   #33210
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #33211
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I saw a stupid advertisement of the alcohol bar in Krakow yesterday: "Kup u nas wodke, a nie kielbase, z wesela nadmiar - zwracamy kase."(Buy vodka at us, not the sausage,...) and what they meant if they had anything left from alcohol after marriage, they return money, but that prefix "z" means they gonna the cash... Which will certainly smell of alcohol ! Another series was the one you can see on Krakow buses, the main motto of which was "The monarchial republic"(the Roleski advert campaign, can't link the photos)
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Old January 17th, 2016, 09:36 AM   #33212
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Maybe he is one but I think the nl variant is

als een olifant door de porseleinkast

That's what google says but I don't know if it's just a translation or if it's really used to describe people like.... Geert Wilders .
Has anyone over there noticed how much Wilders resembles Donald Trump?
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Old January 17th, 2016, 09:37 AM   #33213
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It's harder in miles. :-P

(Here comes Spinoza.... )
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Old January 17th, 2016, 12:07 PM   #33214
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Mine has already broken the 100,000 line in both units. In km also the 200,000 line is gone.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 12:21 PM   #33215
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My MILF is approaching 200 000 km too.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #33216
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I switched from older cars to newer cars with very little maintenance cost. I'm going to trade in my 2011 Hyundai i10 for a 2015 model. As Hyundai has 5 years warranty, I won't have to deal with unexpected repairs until 2020, and by then I will probably have moved up to a new car. This last two years I had almost no maintenance cost. Just one service and inspection. They replaced two ABS sensors under warranty (I think somebody bumped into my car at one time). It saved me € 700.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 01:27 PM   #33217
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https://www.google.it/maps/dir/Bormi...46.5504094!3e0

Aparently Google Maps now knows which mountain passes are closed in winter.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 04:45 PM   #33218
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Thanks for that!
I was wondering why Maps routes slower, for example here and here
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Old January 17th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #33219
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Your One of your summer trips?
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Old January 17th, 2016, 05:02 PM   #33220
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I don't like it. You can't plan routes for the summer season now.

edit: it seems that it is possible to plan routes across mountain passes with season closure, if you force it to route across.
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