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There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« on: 08 March 2018, 19:55:45 »

Me and the missus watched with alarm as the stories mounted up. Broken alloys, flat tyres, suspension damage.......
Then it showed what they can do to cyclists, kill or seriously injure them. I wasn't so bothered about them after that.  :)
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #1 on: 08 March 2018, 20:00:01 »

Apparently potholes have names there is the Great British the Sniper and the Alcatraz to name just three types :o :o
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #2 on: 08 March 2018, 20:21:10 »

Yep, and we as motorists pay in various taxes 40 billion per year for the privelage ::) ::) >:(
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #3 on: 08 March 2018, 20:55:26 »

Yep, and we as motorists pay in various taxes 40 billion per year for the privelage ::) ::) >:(
Of killing cyclists? Doesn't sound too bad  :-\
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #4 on: 08 March 2018, 21:01:54 »

How about sinkholes......just big potholes really. :)
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #5 on: 08 March 2018, 21:02:20 »

Yep, and we as motorists pay in various taxes 40 billion per year for the privelage ::) ::) >:(
Of killing cyclists? Doesn't sound too bad  :-\

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)

I'm glad you said that and not me :D ;)
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #6 on: 08 March 2018, 21:40:54 »

Yep, and we as motorists pay in various taxes 40 billion per year for the privelage ::) ::) >:(

Sorry Lizzie, we do not speak American here; I think you mean thousand million, not million million, which is what billion means to us.
And the figure now is nearer 60,000,000,000, for which we receive back a mere 10% of that in motoring benefits..... >:( >:( >:(

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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #7 on: 08 March 2018, 22:03:06 »

A pothole not filled is money for the care of the elderly
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #8 on: 09 March 2018, 18:37:26 »

Yep, and we as motorists pay in various taxes 40 billion per year for the privelage ::) ::) >:(

Sorry Lizzie, we do not speak American here; I think you mean thousand million, not million million, which is what billion means to us.
And the figure now is nearer 60,000,000,000, for which we receive back a mere 10% of that in motoring benefits..... >:( >:( >:(

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I have used the accepted international value of a billion which is 1000,000,000.  The AA are quoting 40 billion and, as everyone in business now uses, they mean 40,000,000,000 ;)
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #9 on: 09 March 2018, 19:12:52 »

I am English, so I accept the English value for billion. I've explained on here before why the Americal version is wrong, by definition, so I won't do so again; but if you need to know in detail why, I will PM you.
Alternatively, we could just use the scientific notation - no confusion there.

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Oh, and the correct term for what the yanks call a billion is a Milliard. The yanks always inflate everything: maybe it's their inferiority complex?
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #10 on: 10 March 2018, 17:10:44 »

Been off on leave for a couple of weeks, drove in last night for a shift cannot believe the amount of new potholes that have appeared, one on a section on the A16 was only repaired within the last few weeks.
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #11 on: 10 March 2018, 17:38:02 »

Been off on leave for a couple of weeks, drove in last night for a shift cannot believe the amount of new potholes that have appeared, one on a section on the A16 was only repaired within the last few weeks.
A billion?
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #12 on: 10 March 2018, 17:42:35 »

Yeah but which kind of billion ?  ;D
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #13 on: 10 March 2018, 17:47:23 »

Yeah but which kind of billion ?  ;D
The one in usage everywhere except Witham.  ;D
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Re: There's a programme on ITV about potholes.
« Reply #14 on: 10 March 2018, 18:29:09 »

Until very recently, the correct value of billion was used throughout this country - even in the benighted north - until suddenly the BBC adopted the american version.
Soon, we will adopt their incorrect spellings, too, and become another State and a star on their flag. :(

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