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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: What in Tar-nation is this?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2024, 05:02:02 PM »

...English is more of a lingua franca...

A Latin phrase meaning "French language" used to describe English... oh, the irony.
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Re: What in Tar-nation is this?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2024, 06:15:41 PM »

A Latin phrase meaning "French language" used to describe English... oh, the irony.
  Before the rise of the US, French was the international language, hence the term, but it carried over to english.
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Re: What in Tar-nation is this?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2024, 08:25:54 PM »

I watched a reality show on Nat Geo about heavy tow truck operators in Norway (a former profession of mine).  What was fascinating was that trucks would come to Norway from all over the EU, get stuck in the mountains, and the common language with the Norwegian tow operators was always English.  Without fail, they all had enough English to get by.

How many Kilos?  You have tow pins?  Where are your chains? "Brakes ON"  "Brakes OFF"  "How many euros?  Should be a pretty easy conversation..... :o   Retired 50 and 75-ton straight stick here...
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Re: What in Tar-nation is this?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2024, 06:58:41 PM »

How many Kilos?  You have tow pins?  Where are your chains? "Brakes ON"  "Brakes OFF"  "How many euros?  Should be a pretty easy conversation..... :o   Retired 50 and 75-ton straight stick here...
Chris.

Yeah that's right Chris.  The money that was about to change hands was the first topic of broken conversation, everything else was far less important.  Great show if you can find it, fascinating how differently they operate over there.  I drove a 30 ton4 axle tilt deck...
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Re: What in Tar-nation is this?
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2024, 04:15:29 AM »

I do hope they record some episodes this week.
Right now Norway is divided into 3 separate entities, all the major mountain crossings except one is closed due to the weather.
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