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On 9 Aug 2004 08:08:29 GMT, CyberCypher
Charles Riggs wrote on 09 Aug 2004:

ObAUE: when referring to motorcyclists, they 'ride', they don't 'drive'.

I know this, Charles, but so does the passenger. When there is an accident and two riders on the bike, ... was steering?"; they ask "Who was driving?" In this context, the verb "drive" is as generic and neutral as "operate".

In a generic context, I see your point.
I'm very glad, needless to say, things turned out all right, Franke.

Thank you, Charles. Me too.

Naturlich.
Franke:
Typical country-driving problem: neither my wife nor the father had expected anyone else to be on the road at that time of night, so neither had been paying attention for the unexpected.

How stupid! I first experienced country roads in Worcester! It is SCARY*! No lights to be seen anywhere! Without paying attention, you can't be sure you ain't just drivin' off a cliff o' some ***! DAMN, ***! I gotta pay *more attention when driving on those roads! Even my headlights don't light up !
a substantial percentage of Taiwanese drivers don't use their headlights lights for reasons of economy (false economy since the age ... because they think that a new bulb is too expensive and that if the stop light works, that's good enough.

WHAT MORONS! How arrogant! Thank God I lives in AMERICA, where we's civil!
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Riggs:
ObAUE: when referring to motorcyclists, they 'ride', they don't 'drive'.

Not true! "Riding a motorcycle" can mean you're the passenger! "Driving one" can't!
WHAT MORONS! How arrogant! Thank God I lives in AMERICA, where we's civil!

Sorry, me love, but God lives in Europe. He spends most of His time there in dear, beloved Ireland, the country He prefers above all others.
Riggs:
Sorry, me love, but God lives in Europe. He spends most of His time there in dear, beloved Ireland, the country He prefers above all others.

No, No, No, No, No! He lives in Newark, which is why to this day it remains the boughetti of the boughetti!
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WHAT MORONS! How arrogant! Thank God I lives in AMERICA, where we'scivil!

Sorry, me love, but God lives in Europe. He spends most of His time there in dear, beloved Ireland, the country He prefers above all others.

Why do you refer to yourself in the third person?
Riggs:

Sorry, me love, but God lives in Europe. He spends ... dear, beloved Ireland, the country He prefers above all others.

No, No, No, No, No! He lives in Newark, which is why to this day it remains the boughetti of the boughetti!

Good grief, Joe, next you'll be telling me He's a longtime resident of Trenton. My sister, at least, might be happy to hear that, not that she has any faith in the Old Guy.
civil!

Sorry, me love, but God lives in Europe. He spends ... dear, beloved Ireland, the country He prefers above all others.

Why do you refer to yourself in the third person?

What's this? I'm the most modest, by far, person you'll ever come across, not so?
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Robert Bannister wrote on 09 Aug 2004:

I'm guessing it's almost lunchtime now. Hope things turn out alright and all right.

Thank you, Robert. All has turned out well enough, I think. No charges have been filed, and yesterday when we ... because they think that a new bulb is too expensive and that if the stop light works, that's good enough.

Best of luck Franke, hope everybody gets the best out of this unfortunate happening.
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