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Old September 8th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #1341
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Old September 8th, 2014, 10:52 PM   #1342
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Intelligent nationalist is such oxymoron.
Let's not mix up "nationalist" and "chauvinist". The former, IMO, is someone with strong feelings for, and concerned with the well-being of his country/homeland/nation. I see nothing problematic there, and nothing that excludes intelligence.
Being chauvinist is another thing - regarding other countries and nations as "inferior" is indeed an attitude that can't be called intelligent.

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They should leave public street furniture alone. They are there for a reason, which doesn't include sorting out political differences. You see the same in Belgium at times...
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... and not only Belgium - it is also rampant on Corsica for example with French names. So, not a phenomenon limited to the Balkans and Visegrád states.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #1343
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Not at all, it happens in Austria and Italy as well.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #1344
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Sprayed latin on signs in Republika Srpska is too.
It depends where you are. In the "croatian" part of BiH (e.g. Hercegovina, most parts of Srednja Bosna..) the cyrillic is sprayed. In RS it's latin and sometimes, like in your picture, both are sprayed, mostly when a croatian city is signed.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 05:40 PM   #1345
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Let's not mix up "nationalist" and "chauvinist". The former, IMO, is someone with strong feelings for, and concerned with the well-being of his country/homeland/nation. I see nothing problematic there, and nothing that excludes intelligence.
Don't get me wrong but I've never understood why should I be proud of my nation or country.

Okay, let's say that I like Carpathian arch landscape, the look on it takes my breath away - snow covered wooden huts with smoking chimneys... nice . But the Carpathian mountain range was formed in mesozoic when humans have not been even evolved yet (!!!) so tell me what it has to do with current nations? Sweet nothing. The snow is specific form of precipitation in modest climatic area during one of alternating of seasons. Together with smoking chimneys (result of cold-hot air compound) it is pure physics. Physics would work whenever the certain area had been occupied by Hungarians, Serbs, Spaniards, Britons, Chines, etc. etc.

Or cities. Budapest is beautiful city with genius loci. But imagine Hungarian had been assimilated. Not literally, but culturally. The same people with the same DNA would have built Budapest, but would have been let's say Germans. Only János Lével, proud Hungarian would have been called Hans Blatt, proud German.

And speaking of countries, why could not I be proud of Central Europe, or Europe, or Earth, or district, or my municipality, my city borough, or my street, or my floor, or my room, or my bed, or my ass...

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Old September 9th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #1346
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Old September 9th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #1347
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In many cases the beauty of a place is related to the country who rules it. There are many places in the world that are very beautiful but they are out of most tourists' reach because those countries are dangerous due to conflicts, instability, epidemies and have little or no structures to receive tourists.
Having beautiful places isn't enough, a country should also be able to preserve and promote them.
The opposite case are places of touristic interest created from nothing, like Las Vegas or Dubai. Those countries were smart to create and promote touristic attractions in places that previously had none.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 04:03 AM   #1348
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This photo was taken by someone called Kieron who uploaded it to Sabre.

Anyway, it shows a monolingual Welsh sign in England (for Bangor-is-y-Coed/Bangor-on-Dee). Normally Welsh places are signed only in English in England, and I'm not even sure if signing them in Welsh is legal, though I'm not complaining.

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Old September 30th, 2014, 02:57 AM   #1349
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One I caught in Sirmione, Lago di Garda (I)

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Old October 1st, 2014, 08:38 PM   #1350
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SBB/CFF/FFS have forgotten to insert this warning in French, the second Swiss national language !
That's because it's not a CFF train station.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #1351
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New Hampshire says "Welcome - Bienvenue" when you enter the state. Even down south, from Vermont.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:34 AM   #1352
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Not at all, it happens in Austria and Italy as well.
Was the former Carintia governor Joerg Heider who removed a Slovenian language sign?
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #1353
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Was the former Carintia governor Joerg Heider who removed a Slovenian language sign?

http://diepresse.com/home/politik/in...die-Ortstafeln
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Old October 20th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #1354
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It is just a local road, in the limit of Aragon-Catalonia

The same (not exactly the same text but quite similar) text in both signals but different language

https://www.google.es/maps/@41.39296...s43qWAVYAw!2e0
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 03:02 AM   #1355
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http://goo.gl/maps/rHEE9

In Maribor they have signs for Graz, but they just say "Gradec".
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 09:38 PM   #1356
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I could come up with a few if I felt like expending the mental energy (I've heard St. John's*, Newfoundland, referred to in French as "Saint-Jean, Terre-Neuve."), but I think the days when Anglophones called Trois-Rivičres "Three Rivers" are long gone.

*Always spelled "St.," while Saint John, New Brunswick, is always spelled out - "Saint" - to help distinguish them.

Yes, I'm quoting a two-year-old post of my own...digging through this thread looking for something (a particularly egregious Belgian sign)....

Grand Falls/Grand-Sault, New (or Nouveau) Brunswick.
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You're looking for this one, aren't you.



A pint when you dare to post it on the Cafe.be thread
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 09:47 PM   #1358
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That'll be a Chimay Rouge, please.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 09:49 PM   #1359
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You only posted a link. I posted the real thing. I'm in the mood for red wine tonight.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 09:55 PM   #1360
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Oh, who has time for that sort of thing: took long enough just to find it.

The Beaujolais nouveau's decent this year.
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