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At the tender age of 45 I'm finally going to ... does it means there isn't a toll? (fades into distance)...

I don't know if they are available in otherpondia, but the Nextel mobile telephones allow you to either place calls ... are in "the midwest" or the "eastern seaboard" just doesn't work with Areff. Best work from latitude and longitude references.

Thanks for the advice. So that's who Fontana is in Joey's posts...

DC
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caff a Mmm, to me a Service Station is just ... wouldn't call the Watford Gap a Service Station would you?

Certainly, I would.

Fair enough. 'Services' is what it says on the motorway exit signs though, unless you're on the A55 to Conwy, where it's gwasanaeth...

DC
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Laura F Spira wrote on 06 Jun 2004: Nobody likes ... us all realize what limited creatures we all are. Hmmpf!

Surely you realise that it's those of us who are most seriously flawed who seek consolation in coming top in quizzes? And bragging about it.

Sorry, that just adds modesty to the list of your virtues.

Jerry Friedman
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I've worked at various times in Greece, Belgium and Italy. Italy was last year; I spent 5 months in a ... (and I went not speaking any Italian), but there weren't really any surprises. I'm hoping to find American agreeably foreign.

I spent one night in Trento, on the way to Venice one year.

Tokyo only seemed foreign to the extent that it felt like Manhattan. I suspect rural Japan would be more different.
If you are not going for long, and not living with Americans, and not travelling outside the big cities or tourist areas, you will probably find the USA not to be very foreign either.

David
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"roundabout" aka "traffic circle" - damfool foreign contraption somebody saw in Europe and thought it was cute...people will go dozens if not hundreds of miles out of their way to avoid using one..r

Don't spread the kudos too thinly - the French never had any roundabouts in the 60s either. They also imported them from us, the only begetters.

David
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"roundabout" aka "traffic circle" - damfool foreign contraption somebody saw in Europe and thought it was cute...people will go dozens if not hundreds of miles out of their way to avoid using one..r

That would explain why so many people drive from Rhode Island to New Hampshire by looping through New York. That route avoids Boston.
"roundabout" aka "traffic circle" - damfool foreign contraption somebody saw in Europe and thought it was cute...people will go dozens if not hundreds of miles out of their way to avoid using one..r

Not as far as Australia, I hope the joint is
lousy with 'em.

Michael West
Melbourne, Australia
Everybody I know who's been to the States talks about ... bloody-mindedness in bucketloads. But boy, are they sincere about it.

There is, of course, a reason for the above. Every American knows that if he works hard, looks after the ... has been stolen by the bosses and politicians, one of whom is probably standing in front of them right now.

So it's a class warfare thing? The customer is not just somebody with money to spend; he is the cause of all your misery.

Michael West
Melbourne, Australia
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Sometimes, though, I'm shocked at what some of the students in my class will tell me about themselves. They share secrets with me that they'd never share with their friends or parents

Not sure whether we're still on topic, but this phenomenon is normal with (some) teachers. I've had sweet,
butter-wouldn't-melt-in-their-mouths, 12 year old girls come up and whisper dirty jokes to me - presumably because they were dying to tell someone and I was the only one they dared do it with. Same with family and personal stuff. A question of trust, I think, since it happened to me long before I started to look grandfatherly.

Rob Bannister
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