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Old 10-07-2009, 12:14   #166
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:15   #167
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I have never heard of Sellotape being a condom brand in Australia.
Durex may be what you are thinking of.

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Ive got confused somewhere along the way. We do have durex here too, but im sure there was a reciprocal brand name that had hilarious connotations.

Something is always lost in translation, wherever you are in the world.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:24   #168
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We still laugh about a road sign in South Africa -- "Traffic Calming". Sure enough there was a sleeping policeman (speed bump) a few meters away. I also rmember a warning sign in Cape Town -- "Pedestrian Crossing 66 Metres". Why exactly 66 meters? Was there not a suitable place for the sign 50 meters from the pedestrian crossing?
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:30   #169
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We have a motoring/car programme called Top Gear, who showed a road sign which said........" Sign temporarily removed"

I wonder where my taxes go?
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Old 10-07-2009, 13:01   #170
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"Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users. "
Has the movie "Close Encounters" come to mind?
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Old 10-07-2009, 15:17   #171
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I just had to explain to someone what " a Pukka piece of kit" and " wide boy"meant.
Next I will have to explain how I picked up a dog and bone to give someone a bell means,

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Old 10-07-2009, 16:15   #172
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"Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users. "
Has the movie "Close Encounters" come to mind?
Not lately. Should it? Why? In what regard?
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Ive got confused somewhere along the way. We do have durex here too, but im sure there was a reciprocal brand name that had hilarious connotations.

Something is always lost in translation, wherever you are in the world.
No Worries.

There are a number of sites dedicated to using glad wrap/cling wrap as condoms. Maybe that was it, although I think it is only the teens that joke about it.

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Old 10-07-2009, 17:16   #174
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I just had to explain to someone what " a Pukka piece of kit" and " wide boy"meant.
Next I will have to explain how I picked up a dog and bone to give someone a bell means,

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Radio rental, innit. Well, even if it has gone all Pete tong at least you can forget all the ravi Shankers and have a few Mick Jaggers down the rubadub and afterwards a decent ruby then a Joe Baxi home. Sound like a manfred mann?
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All semi's are BIG trucks, if he's signalling, you back off & let him in.

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If you're going to back off and let him in regardless, then it obviates the need to signal then doesn't it.
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When I lived in Tennessee where trucking is a large industry there was a sort of motorway etiquette for big trucks. If one wanted to change into your lane you were expected to turn your lights off and then back on to let him know at which point he had cleared your vehicle. Trucks would do the same if you were signaling that you plan to enter their lane in front of them.

Afterward the driver who received the go ahead signal would generally do something to symbolize a thank you. The large trucks often had a set pattern they would do that sometimes became a very ornate show of the truck's various lighting.
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Since we're back on traffic issues, here's something I just remembered:

In the US when you have a traffic circle (roundabout) the traffic already in the circle always has the right of way with those wishing to enter the circle having to yield to anyone already in it.

In many parts of Germany the traffic entering the circle has the right of way and those already in the circle must stop for them to let them in.

I realize everywhere is different, but in all my years driving in Germany I never could see the logic in that setup.
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If you're going to back off and let him in regardless, then it obviates the need to signal then doesn't it.
Lodesman:
We have to go through the correct procedures, after all, we do have standards.

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Since we're back on traffic issues, here's something I just remembered:

In the US when you have a traffic circle (roundabout) the traffic already in the circle always has the right of way with those wishing to enter the circle having to yield to anyone already in it.

In many parts of Germany the traffic entering the circle has the right of way and those already in the circle must stop for them to let them in.

I realize everywhere is different, but in all my years driving in Germany I never could see the logic in that setup.
I guess it might work until the circle is full of going nowhere traffic then it all stops.
Occasionally ive seen overly courtious people stop on the roundabout to let others on and its damn near caused an accident.

The rule is, give way to your right
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Radio rental, innit. Well, even if it has gone all Pete tong at least you can forget all the ravi Shankers and have a few Mick Jaggers down the rubadub and afterwards a decent ruby then a Joe Baxi home. Sound like a manfred mann?
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