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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:31 AM   #8281
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Dutch is almost impossible to pronounce correctly for a non-native speaker, especially "sch", "r" and "g".
I wast told the "ch" is pronounced exactly like the "g", like "ij" an "ei" sound the same :S
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 01:16 PM   #8282
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People in Hungary say Dutch language was created by drunk German sailors that tried to speak English ;-)
Sounds like it You rarely hear dutch around here , German ,Euro Spanish , Polish , Portuguese , British English , Italian , Russian and Czech are widely spoken though.

They tend to cluster up in certain cities / towns in my state. Italians , and Spanish integrate into most towns the rest do not. The East Ward of Newark is dominated by the Portuguese , followed by Italians , Russians , and a small Czech community i found a few weeks ago.

Polish ppl are grouped together in a few towns in the southern part of my county and they have a gathering place in Jersey City Katyn Square. Russians tend to be in Middle class towns , usually Collage towns like Montclair or New Brunswick.

Germans live in cities like Hoboken or Jersey City..........theres also a new but weird growing population , Australians are moving Essex County for some reason. They live along the Morristown line , majority of them are families and work in the cities like Newark , Jersey City and Manhattan. And look at me i have started a new topic
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:42 PM   #8283
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Of course the caravan was Dutch.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:04 PM   #8284
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:11 PM   #8285
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This actually happens quite often. Usually the brake gets overheated because it doesn't release completely, setting the caravan on fire. Have no illusion, a caravan is nothing more than plywood and polystyrene and once it caught fire the entire thing is gone in a few minutes. It's also often loaded with propane tanks to provide fuel for cooking.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:38 PM   #8286
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I just made an 8.000 km trip this summer from Romania to Scotland and back, using a caravan. That picture will make me MUCH more careful on how the caravan is hooked of the car and I will check more often if everything is still OK and in its place.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 11:47 PM   #8287
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This actually happens quite often. Usually the brake gets overheated because it doesn't release completely, setting the caravan on fire. Have no illusion, a caravan is nothing more than plywood and polystyrene and once it caught fire the entire thing is gone in a few minutes. It's also often loaded with propane tanks to provide fuel for cooking.
but still costs like €15.000+ so quite expansive firework
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:33 AM   #8288
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This is a clip from a TV programme called Mongrel Nation. A tongue-in-cheek look at our history by comedian Eddie Izzard.

Did you join SSC to show us this?

LOL @ the Dutch caravan. Tourists in France and other mountaineous countries (especially Dutch tourists) do not know how to drive a car in the mountains. Especially with a caravan hooked up to it. Let go of the brakes ppl
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #8289
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:10 PM   #8290
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Oh saw that on the news. World's biggest crab is coming to the Netherlands. I think it was caught somewhere around Japan
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That old English is similar to the language spoken in Friesland. Or any other language that has Germanic roots too. Good god, no!
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Here's your daily "WTF" moment:


2 hot air balloons needed to make an emergency landing on the A28 motorway near Nunspeet, the Netherlands.
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2 hot air balloons needed to make an emergency landing on the A28 motorway near Nunspeet, the Netherlands.
Why?
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Old August 5th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #8294
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Oh saw that on the news. World's biggest crab is coming to the Netherlands. I think it was caught somewhere around Japan
They're native to the North Pacific, but were introduced by the Russians in the Barents Sea and have spread south from there, where they have few natural enemies and are becoming a pest.
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They're native to the North Pacific, but were introduced by the Russians in the Barents Sea and have spread south from there, where they have few natural enemies and are becoming a pest.
Time to give these lads a call.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #8296
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it's called japanese spider crab, I've seen it in Singapore Seaworld on Sentosa island and it looks scary like alien from other planet, it's really huge, I would be scared sh*tless if the glass on aquarium broke

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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #8297
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The extreme smog in Moscow due to all the forest fires.

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ROFL


My guess it's Bangkok photoshopped?
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Old August 6th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #8299
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The extreme smog in Moscow due to all the forest fires.

Yes, and now in Ukraine too.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #8300
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I just saw the police come down a road, stop next to a car stopped at a traffic light, a policeman got out, put his hand in a car and turned it off, and asked the man to get out of the car
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