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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:01 pm 
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Mr.Gumby wrote:
I'll give you a brainmelt and introduce you to The Magic Roundabout. :D

At first I thought it was a joke. That's absolutely terrifying!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:47 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
Mr.Gumby wrote:
I'll give you a brainmelt and introduce you to The Magic Roundabout. :D

At first I thought it was a joke. That's absolutely terrifying!

I look at that photo and I can not stop laughing... hysterically... yeah its a brainmelt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghj5V5cUo1s


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Swindon's Magic Roundabout explained for Americans

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Nanohedron wrote:
Mr.Gumby wrote:
I'll give you a brainmelt and introduce you to The Magic Roundabout. :D

At first I thought it was a joke. That's absolutely terrifying!

It really isn't. It's amazing. At whatever time of day, however busy the traffic is, I have never once had to stop when approaching that roundabout. It's brilliant! :)

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It only took a little observation to see how it's supposed to work, and I agree that it's brilliantly conceived, but given its complexity don't people still get it wrong? I mean, I'm sure that once you're habituated it becomes second nature, but what about newcomers? I'd be very likely to rely on a taxi until it sunk in.

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Nanohedron wrote:
Here in the States we've adopted a few Right Pond terms over time, but somehow I just don't see "fortnight" as having the same kind of traction.

Discuss.


I can remember when you had to watch the odd British TV show on PBS to know what a "pub" was. Now it's common.

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Hummm. Forsooth, I like throwing in the occasional "nonce" and "fain."

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