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Old June 13th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #381
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I've noticed that drivers in Kamloops seem to be dyslexic. I had to do a lane closure curb lane) on three consecutive days and for those three days, drivers saw the "right lane closed ( TW - 61R) pic here, but you need to scroll down to section 2.1.3.2 : http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications.../Chapter_2.pdf only to have them move into the right lane, before they came to the arrow pointing them into the left lane. I wonder if the text version of the sign would have worked better (text version isn't available here, nor is it permitted to be used).
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Old June 13th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #382
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does D have something else beside Ausfahrt? i don't remember at the moment.
On signs you will only find "Ausfahrt", but people like to speak of "Abfahrt" too.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #383
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I like the German "Ausfahrt"-signs, since it literally translates to "uitvaart" in Dutch, which means "funeral".
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Old June 14th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #384
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Well, about "ausfart": once we went to Belgium with a bus. A friend of mine, who doesn't understand German, said seriously at one point: "This must be a big city, Ausfart, we're passing along for at least 50 km now. How come I haven't heard about it before?!"
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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #385
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I have heard such a story in relation to an old Bosnian man as well . I don't understand German either, but its a bit obvious what it means because it isn't signed on previous signs
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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #386
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All roads lead to Ausfahrt
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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:28 AM   #387
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The guy has had quite a few drinks before asking that. It was obvious to all the others and we are still laughing to that today.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #388
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Well, about "ausfart": once we went to Belgium with a bus. A friend of mine, who doesn't understand German, said seriously at one point: "This must be a big city, Ausfart, we're passing along for at least 50 km now. How come I haven't heard about it before?!"
All the metro stations in Paris carry the same name Sortie.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #389
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I like the German "Ausfahrt"-signs, since it literally translates to "uitvaart" in Dutch, which means "funeral".


I don't really see why writing out the word is necessary (except for providing amusement/confusion for foreigners)

BTW, afrit is also used in Afrikaans (I have never heard uitrit) for a freeway exit, though an exit from a building or carpark is an uitgang.

What the Dutch call a knooppunt (interchange) is a wisselaar.

For example the William Nicol exit is the William Nicol-afrit and the Swartklip Interchange is the Swartklip-wisselaar.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #390
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Afrit is also used in Belgium. It's only the Dutch that use "uitrit".
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Old June 14th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #391
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Well, about "ausfart": once we went to Belgium with a bus. A friend of mine, who doesn't understand German, said seriously at one point: "This must be a big city, Ausfart, we're passing along for at least 50 km now. How come I haven't heard about it before?!"
The German-speaking parts of Belgium don't have enough freeway to have 50 km worth of Ausfahrt....
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Old June 14th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #392
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Afrit is also used in Belgium. It's only the Dutch that use "uitrit".
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Old June 14th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #393
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Well, about "ausfart": once we went to Belgium with a bus. A friend of mine, who doesn't understand German, said seriously at one point: "This must be a big city, Ausfart, we're passing along for at least 50 km now. How come I haven't heard about it before?!"
My girlfriend once asked me about this very big city in Hungary called Kijárat:



Now I'm teasing her with this thing almost everytime we are going on a motorway in Hungary
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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #395
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All the metro stations in Paris carry the same name Sortie.
so that would make someone think that's a really big square covering all Paris or what
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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #396
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My girlfriend once asked me about this very big city in Hungary called Kijárat:



Now I'm teasing her with this thing almost everytime we are going on a motorway in Hungary
I can't see your image, but your story is funny
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Old June 15th, 2011, 01:54 AM   #397
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To make it even more fun, a Dutch AFrit (exitramp) is signposted with the word UIT...
And an OPrit (onramp) is officially called a TOErit.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #398
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OK, here is an awsome one from Kosovo.



Translation from Albanian:

1: Ox *****
2: Bombshell *****
3: Father To ****

The reason for this is the names are probably slavic origins and have not been changed back to the Albanian original names of the villages.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:28 PM   #399
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OK, here is an awsome one from Kosovo.

Translation from Albanian:

1: Ox *****
2: Bombshell *****
3: Father To ****

The reason for this is the names are probably slavic origins and have not been changed back to the Albanian original names of the villages.
. And I laugh at this when I see this town on a map: http://maps.google.es/maps?hl=es&ie=...08.79,,2,-7.07.
Polla means **** in Spanish...
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