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Old May 4th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #13521
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What do they have to do to fail for their exams?
Forget to connect the honk to the brake pedal?
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Old May 4th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #13522
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As far as I know, Croats spoke a language intelligible with Slovenian in the past, which differed to Serb-Croatian spoken in Croatia recently. So, maybe some Croats still use different word to name Pula.
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Especially if he's very young, he may not know how elderly call his own town. I can speak the dialect of my hometown, but sometimes I can't understand the elderly because they say some words I've never heard, because they're obsolete even for a dialect.
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I did before I posted. I share g.spinoza's opinion.
Of course I'm not as old to experience and remember such things, because that's something that was developing for hundreds of years, but I know the etymology of that word and I know what are the stories of my grandparents

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Thanks for your answer, but where does Wikipedia get its info from then? The Croatian Wikipedia says the same (although without source):http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pula
Don't trust wikipedia, you know that everyone can write anything

Here's the short story about different versions of the name (it's in croatian language, but you'll understand):
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg19/...ng&res=landing

So, "Pulj" is old slavic croatian version, which was abandoned in use, so today only some adjectives or nouns have that pulj- root (e.g. puljski-from Pula, Puljština-area around Pula, Puljani-people from Pula, although in Istria we are called Puležani)

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Old May 4th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #13523
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Meanwhile in Žilina, Slovakia.



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Old May 4th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #13524
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That's why you need class H4b crash barriers on viaducts.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #13525
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Don't trust wikipedia, you know that everyone can write anything

Here's the short story about different versions of the name (it's in croatian language, but you'll understand):
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg19/...ng&res=landing

So, "Pulj" is old slavic croatian version, which was abandoned in use, so today only some adjectives or nouns have that pulj- root (e.g. puljski-from Pula, Puljština-area around Pula, Puljani-people from Pula, although in Istria we are called Puležani)
Thanks. So the Slovenian name is more Croatian than the Croatian name. But I have to admit that "Pula" sounds more Slovenian than "Pulj" to me (although we also have words like "mulj, žulj, dragulj, kragulj, metulj").
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Old May 4th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #13526
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It's a very common phenomenon, sometimes you'll drive and suddenly realize you can't recall what the road looked like or what the traffic situation was in the past 15 minutes. You almost drive on auto-pilot.
It has though happened to me only once in my 14 years of active driving... it was the time when my wife called me to tell me she was pregnant
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Old May 5th, 2012, 01:33 AM   #13527
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"mulj, žulj, dragulj, kragulj, metulj").
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Old May 5th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #13528
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Well, čmrlj is missing a "u". Pasulj is better.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #13529
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struma_motorway
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #13530
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Damn, what happened, the article got edited.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #13531
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You mean this psychobabble edition?

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...ldid=490774785
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Old May 5th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #13532
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Why these extremly shiny crash barriers aren't mentiond in that article?
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #13533
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You mean this psychobabble edition?

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...ldid=490774785
yes, that is what I mean
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Old May 6th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #13534
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Why do you have two accounts, Radi(sh)?
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Old May 6th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #13535
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He has at least three, there's a Radish as well I think
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Old May 6th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #13536
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It has though happened to me only once in my 14 years of active driving... it was the time when my wife called me to tell me she was pregnant
"Леле майкоо, сега трябва да издържа и дете " could have been your words.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #13537
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The french tend to drive quite lazy imo. They drive slow, but also often very inattentive. You can see that for instance when an emergency vehicle is trying to drive through between two lanes. The italians are more or less the opposite of that: they're more alert, but they just do things their own way and don't care too much about the rules.



It's a pity, since the autostrada's are well equipped with good markings and clear warnings. The only thing that adds to the mess there is the inconsistent signage..

I actually wonder: what do the Italians learn when they are trying to get their driving licence? What do they have to do to fail for their exams?
The only thing that gets me about the French is that they leave their indicators on when on an overtaking lane. It´s not the crime of the century, but it gets annoying when they leave them on when moving back to the inside lane.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #13538
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"Леле майкоо, сега трябва да издържа и дете " could have been your words.
Not exactly... I was quite happy... maybe because I just had traveled on the magnificent Struma motorway and was driving on the supa-dupa E79, just after Dolna Dikanya in direction to Dupnitsa... And all the shiny crash-barriers and the great news made my incredibly happy
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #13539
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The only thing that gets me about the French is that they leave their indicators on when on an overtaking lane. It´s not the crime of the century, but it gets annoying when they leave them on when moving back to the inside lane.
really? lol
but i have noticed that Germans often shortly turn on the left indicator while they are overtaking in left lane more than 1 vehicle
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Old May 6th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #13540
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what I noticed is that they keep driving on the middle lane (on 2x3 motorway) even if on the right lane there are no vehicles at all.
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