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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #301
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The signs are not very consistent, different typefaces, sometimes allcaps, sometimes lowercase. Only the arrows and road numbers are the same as in Germany.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #302
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And signs for non-motorway roads look like British ones, the overall design idea and font is totally different from the green ones. Greeks aren't very consistent when it comes to signage
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Old August 28th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #303
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lol signage in Greece in a painful story and complicated
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Old August 29th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #304
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1. Motorways in Greece have been given by the government to private enterprises in order to construct and/or maintain them and as there is no extensive control by the government authorities, they erect their signs in the form they think is the right. I do not believe that the government authorities even understand the signing regulations. Most public servants DO NOT care at all for their work; they also may have been appointed to their job not by the means of their skills but of those of their "connections".

2. The regulations prior to 2003 included all capital letters for motorway signs as there is less difference between the Greek and the Roman alphabet in capital letters. For example M and N are the same in capital fonts but the Greek lower case is μ rather than m and ν rather than n. So drivers going at high motorway speed would need less time to interpret the destinations. In 2003 however, the new regulations asked for mixed case (and the indication of the letter A in front of motorway numbers). But some motorway companies - like Attiki Odos for example (A6, A62, A64, A65, A642) - did/do not bother to erect new signs and also starting replacing the old ones. Why would they need to pay if nobody cares to push them to implement the changes?

3. Another bad thing is that during the last few years there are also a lot of new non-motorway signs erected following the motorway specifications and also with a number of different typefaces.

I have said a lot of things for road signing in Greece to the relevant thread. Nobody cares. So, just forget it!
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:46 PM   #305
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I knew Austria already had a place called '*******', but I didn't know that the Swiss also had their own tourist attraction. The nice little village of 'Bitsch'.

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:51 PM   #306
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EHeh!
In Italy a town in Puglia is named "Troia" which is Italian for "slut"...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:19 PM   #307
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In Spain we have Guarromán, which sounds like a dirty hero .
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:27 PM   #308
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A well known (at least in Romania) resort from Croatia is Pula.



If you translate that in Romanian you will get the obscene word for *****.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:31 PM   #309
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Really? In some Italian dialects it's slang for "police"...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:36 PM   #310
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A well known (at least in Romania) resort from Croatia is Pula.



If you translate that in Romanian you will get the obscene word for *****.
In Norwegian 'Pula' translates to '****ed'...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:44 PM   #311
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In Norwegian 'Pula' translates to '****ed'...
Same family of words
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:45 AM   #312
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I knew Austria already had a place called '*******', but I didn't know that the Swiss also had their own tourist attraction. The nice little village of 'Bitsch'.

Same in Slovenia:



Bič is pronounced the same as Bitsch or bitch. But it actually means a whip.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:56 AM   #313
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Pula is also called Pola in Italian, as far as I know.
Also, I saw the first pages, and if Verso had seen Bolzano written in Friulian, he would have seen Bolgan or something like that. Bulsan, as he said, it's Ladin.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:29 PM   #314
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I knew Austria already had a place called '*******', but I didn't know that the Swiss also had their own tourist attraction. The nice little village of 'Bitsch'.

I drove through there yesterday, it's only a few kilometers from my campsite in Brig. The main road H19 passes through it, although I doubt if that number is actually signed, I can't remember it.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:33 PM   #315
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Also, I saw the first pages, and if Verso had seen Bolzano written in Friulian, he would have seen Bolgan or something like that. Bulsan, as he said, it's Ladin.
You must've mistaken me for someone else, I don't remember talking about Bolzano.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:38 PM   #316
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Here you go:

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/*******,_Austria,_street_sign_cropped.jpg[/IMG]



some informations... just look at the site name: *******_austria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*******,_Austria
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:51 PM   #317
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You must've mistaken me for someone else, I don't remember talking about Bolzano.
Sorry, the forumer who saw the Bolzano/Bozen/Bulsan sign was Timon91, not you.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #318
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There's also Faak in Austria, with nearby lake Faaker See. I've been there. If you're embarrassed to say 'Faak', you can also use its Slovenian name Bače, which (un)fortunately doesn't mean anything.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...,0.308647&z=12
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Old September 4th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #319
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Old September 4th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #320
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A small village in the Orkney Islands........

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