Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:02:43 GMT
From: Nutmegger<Nutmeggernopsamunkmail.com>
Subject: Re: Viggen vs. Aero


davehinznopsamcop.net says... >>>UK counts as Europe, both geographically and politically. > >> That's what I always thought. > >Depends on the attitude of the person talking or listening, though. Why is that? Am I wrong for thinking that way? >>>Expressions such as: "I'm going to Europe" is in fact a misnomer when said >within the UK. >> Same as - "I'd like a good hot-dog?" >Well, now, wait a second, I've had one or two good ones. In 30+ years. You must've been to Boston then. >Granted, not a good ratio, but... HA! In the UK what they call hotdogs just do not cut it! They don't come in tin cans. >>>It often means: "I'm going to Calais to buy beers". >> Don't you mean: "ALE?" >Oh yes, Calais. What a, er, *loverly* little town. Not. >We took the ferry accross the channel, I lost my favorite hat into the >wind and then the water (damn!), get to Calais; it was late, and the busses >to town had stopped running, and waited over an *hour* for a cab to take us >to town. Cab driver was a suicidal maniac; worse than that, really. You should know better than to wear a hat on a ferry. :) > >Aimed for the expensive cars in traffic as a way to get where he wanted to >go, because he knew they would get out of the way. Went for a walk, observed >a street fight between a bicyclist and a motorist (involving the bicyclist >ripping the mirror off of the car & smashing the windsheild with it, for >starters), Wow, that sounds like NYC! Fun is..... >got told by a shopkeeper not to touch the wares, (hard to buy stuff >if you can't pick it up to see how much it is, neh? It was junky stuff too, >not like we were in a crystal store or something, just trinkets), What a SNOT! And you wonder why the English have a sterotype. >waited >several hours to be fed at a restaurant, and, well, it wasn't much fun. > >Went in to buy our allotment of alcohol for the return trip to England >(I was spending several months there on work), and they were of course happy >to take English money, or American - at a 40% depreciated rate. They *do* >understand certain English phrases, I found, which pleased us greatly. Such as.....? >Ended >up suggesting that, not only should they keep their beer, but where they could >store it. Oh, I see, well I really want to go there anyway! > >>>Soon this will be paid in Euros. > >> I know this is WAY off topic but..... >> What does that mean to the UK's economy? >> What countries are going in on them? > >Far as I know, all of "Western Europe". Norway is specifically excluding >themselves, which I think is the right thing to do. I can see why they >don't want to be in it. I can see why none of the people are happy about it. > >> The whole thing just seems economically strange to me, I just can not grasp it. >Well, it'd be like, say, having the same money in Wisconsin and California. >It is a bit of a pain to have many different flavors of cash to spend, >depending on where you happen to be at the time. So what, that is part of being in a different country! I see the culture in currency. >Lots of shops will take >foreign currency, but for an obscene rate. So, I suppose it'll cut down >on that a bit, but I can't understand why one country would be willing to >tie their economy to another's as that. Me neither, although their aim may be stability it could backfire too. It just seems like one could pull them all down, or one could carry the weight of many. > >Dave "I just wish the USA had gone with something like the UK Pound coin >instead of that silly gold dollar" Hinz HEY - I like the silly gold dollar and all the statehood quarters too! ~J~ Remove "Junk" to reply

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