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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #201
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This could easily have been in Poland
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #202
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ha ha dicks, one of them should stop before
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #203
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OMG this is hilarious! outrageous! fantastic! this is even better than Matiz at Maribor bypass which couldn't decide wether to take an exit or not
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Old August 8th, 2009, 10:38 AM   #204
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Idiots.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #205
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It has been completed now. When I was on the tramway yesterday the tracks crossed the roundabout. The deviation on the southern side was no more in place.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #206
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Idiots.
well, not really, here in HR you can find idiots as well. but this case and the one with Matiz (i hope you remember it) are my favourites, and somehow both are from SLO
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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #207
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Lille and Rijsel

Truckers often end up in the village of Lille, Belgium instead of the large city of Lille, France due to the inadequate signage in Belgium.

I suggest you use your GPS (correctly) or first take a course in Dutch/French exonyms when travelling through Belgium! Driving in Wallonia and looking for the city of Antwerp? You won't find it unless you know it's signed as Anvers. Same counts the other way round, driving around Flandres and looking for Liège or Mons? You won't find it unless you know they're signed as Luik and Bergen.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #208
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uf, once i was in hurry at job and i've sent my lorry driver to some village in Austria in Steiermärkische Alpen, somewhere around Sankt Michael, and correct location was the same named city somewhere around Fulda, Germany, if i remember well. i had stopped him in the last moment before i saw my stupidity i forgot the name of that place.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #209
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I suggest you use your GPS (correctly) or first take a course in Dutch/French exonyms when travelling through Belgium! Driving in Wallonia and looking for the city of Antwerp? You won't find it unless you know it's signed as Anvers. Same counts the other way round, driving around Flandres and looking for Liège or Mons? You won't find it unless you know they're signed as Luik and Bergen.
Haha, that also happened to me once. I was expecting Liege and went right past the sign saying Luik. Eventually it dawned on me that Luik=Liege.

That's why I prefer cities to be signed in their native language. After all, signs are supposed to help drivers. They shouldn't be abused for political statements.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #210
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Those signs were already there before there were political struggles. They were placed when only the people of the region needed them. Nowadays the whole of Europe passes through and for them it is -indeed- completely not logical that one region uses the local language for places in another region.

So it's more something historical than political.

PS: I'm all for using the native language of the destination on signs. But then that has to be applied in the whole country and not just one region.

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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #211
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My two cents (from Czech Republic, except the last one):












The orange arrow marks the diversion route:


"Horses"

(this is actually correct from the legal point of view, but funny anyway)

What's this, road markers' training ground?


And quite famous road sign from Montenegro (edit - not Croatia) for our Slovak friends:

"Kokoti" means "cocks" in Slovak...

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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #212
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This is not in Croatia. Police car and uniform don´t match. Probably in Montenegro.

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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #213
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"Kokoti" means "cocks" in Slovak...
nothing beats *******:

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/*******%2C_Austria%2C_street_sign.jpg[/IMG]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*******,_Austria
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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #214
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This is not in Croatia. Police car and uniform don´t macth. Probably in Montenegro.
Mea culpa. They have Kokoti as well.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #215
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Old August 14th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #216
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cretinism:

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A condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to the untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #217
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Mea culpa. They have Kokoti as well.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #218
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Right you are, Chris. The title of this thread is a fine example of "false friends trap". Maybe it should be changed to "Weird stuff and sheer moronism", or summat?
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #219
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Well in some languages people will use the word cretin just like the word moron, I actually thought it was a funny title, maybe because I am Polish like the OP.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #220
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The Latvian ones are hilarious!

(of course, you can find similar examples all over Europe, not just Latvia)
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