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Old November 13th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #941
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I saw a French license plate with the country code GRD. Where's that one from? I doubt if it is an official one, but some regionalists (like nationalists) also have regional license plate codes.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #942
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"Grd" is "ugly" in Slovenian. Other than that, it's the 3-letter code for Grenada (oval "WG"), maybe it was that. You can also see from time to time (incorrect) ovals with SI in Slovenia, or even SVN, and some cars even have SL. Maybe (s)he doesn't like WG?

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Old November 13th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #943
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It's apparantly the fictional country of Groland
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Old November 13th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #944
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Oh, ok then. But I must say I've already seen it.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #945
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Anyone yet seen a Sealand plate?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #946
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Yes, SL, that's why we couldn't have it. But we couldn't have SI, b/c it was reserved for Spratly Islands, which are uninhabited.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #947
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Slovenia, oh poor little Slovenia

The Netherlands also have NL instead of N, because Norway already has that
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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #948
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But why isn't it depending on alphabetical oder? E is before o.

Same with Poland and Portugal
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #949
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But at least Norway has population. And it doesn't go by alphabetical order, but which country got it first. I guess Norway was motorized before Netherlands? And Sweden was independent before Slovenia.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #950
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http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...3/DSC_4120.jpg

Here is a road I love, such pics always make me smile, road with black asphalt and shiny crashbarriers AND beautiful rockwalls nearby, what can look better?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #951
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OMG, apparently we had R in Romania before 1981, but then they've changed it!!! Damn those stupid communists! We could have been among a select number of 25 countries in the world - even now no one has 'R'.

I'm a bit surprised that Russia didn't steal it in 1991.
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@radi This sign's not perfect though
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #953
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who cares?
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when you care about barriers, you should also care about signs
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #955
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OMG, apparently we had R in Romania before 1981, but then they've changed it!!! Damn those stupid communists! We could have been among a select number of 25 countries in the world - even now no one has 'R'.

I'm a bit surprised that Russia didn't steal it in 1991.
Yes, that's interesting. Yugoslavia used to have Y, but then it changed it to YU. Thailand used to have T, but now it has TH. Once (some 50 years ago ) my grandpa was fined in Austria for driving without oval.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #956
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when you care about barriers, you should also care about signs
No, I should not, I don´t care about signs, because not they make a road look good but the crashbarriers, a shiny crashbarrier will always give a different impression to a raod than a muddy crashbarrier and I am really wondering why really noone cares about that? too bad the zink doesn´t last long so it´s good when the crashbarrier is protected by bushes or under a tree so that not so much rain and dirt can catch it. There´s the wow feeling when a new road has shiny crashbarriers, looking like high graded steel chimneys but the users don´t give a shit about it here.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #957
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What about the beautiful yellow sign at the end of Struma?
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What about the beautiful yellow sign at the end of Struma?
Well, I´ve found out that the yellow sign indicates different routes for trucks to use, the exact nuance of the yellow looks very refreshing and gives even a more modern look to the Struma motorway. But please guys, comment my last post about the crashbarriers, I am wondering why you don´t care about them. I understand that you think about the cots so you think they shouldn´t use high grade steel, but apart from money noone has said, a road with shiny crashbarriers loks better or worse, I don´t like when people don´t have opinions.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #959
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A crashbarrier has to be strong - not necessarily shiny
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Are you going on war with radi?
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