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(Daily Mail)   Man attempts to negotiate a roundabout and, boy, does he do it wrong (with pic and infographic that rivals USA Today)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 231
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2007-12-04 04:49:26 PM  
aycu25.webshots.com
 
2007-12-04 04:50:08 PM  
TheDogsBollox: Kyosuke Silly British. That's the second floor.

Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.


ground=first in america,the SECOND floor is the SECOND floor off the ground.
 
2007-12-04 04:50:13 PM  
TheDogsBollox: Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.

The first floor is the one that you walk into when you first enter the building. It serves no purpose to number all the floors but one and instead give that floor a special name.

How do Brits number suites and apartments? Is "201" on the "first" floor in Brit-land?
 
2007-12-04 04:51:04 PM  
Anyone else distracted by that Harry Potter chick?

/what about a car?
 
2007-12-04 04:51:12 PM  
Evel Kneivel lives!

Wait... nevermind.
 
2007-12-04 04:51:13 PM  
At least he got to see Big Ben...Parliament.
 
2007-12-04 04:51:19 PM  
It's amazing. I cannot get left!
 
2007-12-04 04:51:20 PM  
Who cares about a car roundabout? Check out the Emma Watson story on the right!
 
2007-12-04 04:51:23 PM  
TheDogsBollox: Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.

Not in Americaland.
 
2007-12-04 04:51:31 PM  
TheDogsBollox: surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.

In the US, Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, and most of eastern Asia, "ground floor" is synonymous with "first floor". The next floor up is the "second floor". Etc.
 
2007-12-04 04:51:42 PM  
Nah, he saw that girl thru the window and wanted to hit it SOOO badly.

He hit it, alright.

/ducks
 
2007-12-04 04:52:00 PM  
i3.photobucket.com

Rolled out of bed just in time to avoid the vehicle inexplicably crashing through his bedroom.

Mad world...
 
2007-12-04 04:52:08 PM  
I love Yes....i'm going to put on roundabout now. Killer baselines...
 
2007-12-04 04:52:19 PM  
Mars232: That was a Volvo,you can drive those off a cliff and walk away.

Hellz yes you can! My aunt had an old 240 and was t-boned by a semi that was going fifty miles an hour and she walked away completely unhurt. I've owned a couple of 240s myself, and while the car in this story wasn't that model, they're still built that way. Reinforces the notion that the guy was going well beyond the speed limit.

/a Volvo 240 has a thicker frame than a Toyota LandCruiser
//fo realz
 
2007-12-04 04:52:28 PM  
rmccown.org
 
2007-12-04 04:52:44 PM  
This proves those traffic circles are dangerous!!!
 
2007-12-04 04:53:27 PM  
Whaddya expect? He was probably diving on the left side of the road, too!
 
2007-12-04 04:53:27 PM  
He must have been a blonde...
 
2007-12-04 04:54:41 PM  
albo: now that's the way to deliver a pizza on time

fark you albo for sending me to hell
 
2007-12-04 04:54:51 PM  
Did anyone see the pics of Hermione down below on the lower right of the page. Looking GOOD Ms. Granger. Also, the christmas season has started: I was just delivered my first client chocolate present. It seems the important parts of Belgium are still functioning. I am typing and eating a piece of chirstmas joy right now.
 
2007-12-04 04:55:03 PM  
I never knew that first floor thing was different in Britain.

Fanny Pack, fag, gaol, leftenant, lift, I knew all that crap, but the whole first floor=second floor thing's a bit dodgy. Or cattywompus, as we say in the South.
 
2007-12-04 04:55:43 PM  
img235.imageshack.us
 
2007-12-04 04:56:37 PM  
Kyosuke: Silly British. That's the second floor.

I guess that would be Floor "Zed" or some such cockhatchery-by-jove-on-Thames.
 
2007-12-04 04:57:12 PM  
Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.

Anywhere except America you mean? Ground floor = First floor. (Or sometimes Ground floor= basement/first sublevel)

The second floor up is the second floor, not the first. We don't start counting at zero here.
 
2007-12-04 04:57:26 PM  
The Aristocrats?

/sorry
 
2007-12-04 04:57:31 PM  
A bright future at the UN is waiting for this one...
 
2007-12-04 04:57:32 PM  
dletter: Well, I guess it was the "first" bounce, but, just getting that high after coming down already. Still seems improbable.

No, you can't have conservation of momentum.
Not yours.

/apparently Daily Mail infographic > physics
 
2007-12-04 04:57:49 PM  
degreeless: Wow dad, we must have jumped that rail by like 50 yards


That's nothing to be proud of, Russ.


.....50 yards....
 
2007-12-04 04:58:06 PM  
hey is that a four on the floor or a three in a tree?

heheheheheheheheh... what?
 
2007-12-04 04:58:39 PM  
bitteroldman: That's just begging for a FAIL thread.

i23.photobucket.com
 
2007-12-04 04:58:41 PM  
Improper Usage: Anyone else distracted by that Harry Potter chick?

/what about a car?


There was a car?
 
2007-12-04 04:58:49 PM  
TheDogsBollox: Kyosuke Silly British. That's the second floor.

Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.


It's usually the "first" floor, since it's the...first...uh...floor of the building, not counting the lower levels.
 
2007-12-04 04:59:46 PM  
Madman drummers bummers: Evel Kneivel lives!

Wait... nevermind.


WIN
 
2007-12-04 05:00:03 PM  
No, "Taa Daa"?

FAIL! lol
 
2007-12-04 05:00:36 PM  
Also, I read the headline as: Man attempts to negotiate a reacharound...
I was disappointed to learn it was about a car wreck.
 
2007-12-04 05:01:01 PM  
degreeless: Wow dad, we must have jumped that rail by like 50 yards

Don't you think, Dad?


...Dad?
 
2007-12-04 05:01:13 PM  
now I know why my car insurance is so high.....f-ing 'tard
 
2007-12-04 05:01:33 PM  
outatime: Mars232: That was a Volvo,you can drive those off a cliff and walk away.

Hellz yes you can! My aunt had an old 240 and was t-boned by a semi that was going fifty miles an hour and she walked away completely unhurt. I've owned a couple of 240s myself, and while the car in this story wasn't that model, they're still built that way. Reinforces the notion that the guy was going well beyond the speed limit.

/a Volvo 240 has a thicker frame than a Toyota LandCruiser
//fo realz


I had an old 240(I shouldnt have sold it) and I currently have a 740 I am giving to my brother. If I can find a 240 diesel with a 5speed I am keeping it.

//I wont drive an auto
///and I already have a gas 4 banger
 
2007-12-04 05:01:54 PM  
TheDogsBollox: Kyosuke Silly British. That's the second floor.

Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.


Wikipedia to the rescue? (pops)
 
2007-12-04 05:01:55 PM  
outatime: Exactly how fast was this guy traveling? I mean, I've owned a Volvo or two and they're insanely heavy cars. Getting one to bounce twice and lodge itself in a building would require tremendous speed, I would think.

This.
 
2007-12-04 05:02:16 PM  
Vehicles do consume less fuel at higher altitudes. And the cost of parking these days.
 
2007-12-04 05:02:27 PM  
TheDogsBollox: Kyosuke Silly British. That's the second floor.

Umm.. might be missing an obvious in-joke/movie quote here but surely the floor on the ground of the building is the ground floor and the one above is the first floor - anywhere in the world.


I think the idea behind the American distinction is that the floor built on the ground is the first floor you come into. It's the first floor that the construction crew built, therefore it is the first floor. The floor above that is built second, etc.
 
2007-12-04 05:02:44 PM  
The second floor up is the second floor, not the first. We don't start counting at zero here.

Heh.. I would argue that if you start at any "base" level, the first floor "up" is the first floor . The floor at the base of the building is not "up" anywhere..

But, yeah, the things you learn. Our lifts/elevators usually go LG (basement, if there is one), Ground (street level), 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.. Logical progression I assumed.
 
2007-12-04 05:04:17 PM  
img.dailymail.co.uk

I'd wave my magic wand at that
 
2007-12-04 05:04:33 PM  
Improper Usage: Anyone else distracted by that Harry Potter chick?

/what about a car?


Hah, guilty.
 
2007-12-04 05:04:56 PM  
www.systemrequirementslab.com
 
2007-12-04 05:05:14 PM  
TheDogsBollox: The second floor up is the second floor, not the first. We don't start counting at zero here.

Heh.. I would argue that if you start at any "base" level, the first floor "up" is the first floor . The floor at the base of the building is not "up" anywhere..

But, yeah, the things you learn. Our lifts/elevators usually go LG (basement, if there is one), Ground (street level), 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.. Logical progression I assumed.


Whoa, electronics companies sponsor your basements? That's way more capitalist than in the US. ;)
 
2007-12-04 05:05:41 PM  
The secret Test Runs:

Link (new window)

/apologies in advance for NSFW swearing
 
2007-12-04 05:05:45 PM  
This must be a set back for the second floor garage companies but no reason to stop trying.

/I'm sure if he lived he would just want to try that again.
 
2007-12-04 05:06:35 PM  
remnant:

Perhaps he was on his way to an emergency at university or hospital in his motor car.

Or really fancied some candy floss.


perhaps he was aware there's a toxin in the air and he had to warn the people of the town.

perhaps he was a shrink with a patient on the blink and he had to hurry there to talk him down
 
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