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Old September 25th, 2012 (10:50 PM).
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Nope, most people drive on the right. Look at the picture from Wikipedia!

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wow lmao I always thought it was the americans who were diving on the wrong side of the road. Seems like we're the ones who're doing that.

I actually never imagined so many countries followed that style of driving.

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Old September 25th, 2012 (10:56 PM).
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Oh yeah your Imperial measurements are stupid! You measure too many things in pounds, like pressure and force. Although you did get the 'weight' measurement correct by measuring it as a force whereas people get confused between mass and weight.
Grams are mass. Newtons are weight.
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Stop putting ideas in my head I'll get in trouble for saying something.

Back on topic, I find I'm a very good driver (despite the abundance of speeding and parking fines I've racked up) the street I live on is like a race circuit in it's layout, it's fantastic.
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I can't imagine driving on the wrong side of the road. Just reaching down for the gearstick with my right hand instead of my left... nope, that's just too weird! Well, it would be weirder if there was no gearstick at all. Driving in the US/Canada would be the weirdest for me, personally.
Automatic transmissions rock, Jon! They make it soooo much easier to change the radio dial and eat if you're running late to somewhere! And many American-made automatics have the "gear shift" (in this case, being limited to Park, Neutral, Reverse, Drive, and one or more gears intended for hauling) sticking out of the steering column, while the e-brake is where the gearshift would be in a manual!
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I'm annoyed because if I end up working in the UK, I'll have to take some more driving classes XD Or just take the bus or something. (Also fun fact: people in Madrid used to drive on the left until 1931. Other parts of the country didn't. It was so horribly confusing it was decided to just keep it on the right everywhere. But our local trains still run on the left since it was too much hassle to swap that too and it's horribly confusing for everyone!).

And I'm still amazed to know that automatic transmissions are an actual real thing XD
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Old September 26th, 2012 (1:59 AM).
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If you work in London, you DEFINITELY won't need a car, Went. The rest of the UK, sure. But absolutely not for London. If anything, a car will slow you down in comparison to either walking/bussing/Tubing/cycling/whatever-ing.
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Even outside of London, if you live in the town or city you work on, public transportation is just easiest. Well.. you'll be here over the weekend so you can see for yourself, Wenty :3
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Automatic transmissions rock, Jon! They make it soooo much easier to change the radio dial and eat if you're running late to somewhere! And many American-made automatics have the "gear shift" (in this case, being limited to Park, Neutral, Reverse, Drive, and one or more gears intended for hauling) sticking out of the steering column, while the e-brake is where the gearshift would be in a manual!
My mom's gear shift is still between the seats, so's my boyfriend's. Idk, think it depends on the car XD but they're definitely both automatics!
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I take it the Tube is the UK's version of the subway?
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I take it the Tube is the UK's version of the subway?
Officially it's the London Underground, and it's what most countries call a "Metro" or "Subway" system. It's popularly nicknamed as "The Tube" because older stations are built in a very noticeable tube shape.

Wikipedia demonstrates: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lancaster_Gate_tube.jpg
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Officially it's the London Underground, and it's what most countries call a "Metro" or "Subway" system. It's popularly nicknamed as "The Tube" because older stations are built in a very noticeable tube shape.

Wikipedia demonstrates: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lancaster_Gate_tube.jpg


Wowowowowow, that looks so much cleaner then the stations here in NYC. Although, that train looks mighty old fashioned.
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Old September 26th, 2012 (8:38 AM). Edited September 26th, 2012 by droomph.
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I don't think I've seen a dirty subway, but then again I rarely go on subways :P
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Never been in a subway except the sandwich kind. C:

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You're missing out Live. I have a soft spot for NY subways. Especially the R train.
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Toronto got new trains in their underground/ subway. They have no dividers which is pretty cool! I got a chance to ride one and they are wicked on turns.



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Old September 26th, 2012 (9:21 AM).
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You're missing out Live. I have a soft spot for NY subways. Especially the R train.

Toujie, I like you. You have taste. R is probably one of the cleanest. Also, you're from New York? I feel like I asked that before


And Subway the sandwich store is god. $5 footlong all September, get them while September lasts!

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Tube stations are ridiculously varied in terms of cleanliness and general appearnce. Some are like stereotypical NYC stations: the one that's nearest me - Whitechapel - is sightly better than NYC ones but not much. Others have been recently updated and look really nice as a result: Blackfriars, where I get off to go to work, is an example of this. And different Tube lines have better/worse trains themselves. It's a real grab-bag of stuff, and it's always being updated so there's normally some sort of engineering work going on at any one time. Everyone complains about the Tube but when it stops (like it did in a series of strikes last year) the whole of London shuts down, practically.
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Wow, that looks superold and ugly and dirty XD

When I'm bored, I go around the Madrid Metro with my monthly pass and take pictures of stuff, I have a bit folder already. Should upload it eventually!

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I'm from New Jersey, haha. I like the R train because my great-aunt lives in Brooklyn and that's the one that we always take because it's the only one that goes out to her place. I even have an R shirt somewhere XD; I would never wear it in New York though because TOURIST
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I don't think I've seen a dirty subway, but then again I rarely go on subways :P
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Flip flop! That's what I was thinking of. I dunno Toujours, I mean America thinks the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road even though America is the only country (to my knowledge) that drives on the right. I dunno if that's maybe saying something..
Haha we also think that you all are crazy cuz you use the metric system. I know we're in the minority for that
And the T train is alright for me here, depending on the line you take. The Green Line (oldest) goes like a top speed of 20 mph on a good day. All the other ones are bearable though
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Toronto got new trains in their underground/ subway. They have no dividers which is pretty cool! I got a chance to ride one and they are wicked on turns.



doesn't that look like the subway in Gangnam style? lol

I mean, the color scheme and everything, there's a divider in the middle, all that stuff :P
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Our subway system looks like a fat finger tbh.



And every time I go on public transportation there's a dude (usually ethnic) who got busted by the cops one way or another sitting across from me.
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Presently, these are the only two trains you can ride in my area!

Hiawatha Line (Light Rail)


Northstar Line (Commuter Rail)


Unfortunately for me, I don't live along either one.

Though I have ridden the subway lines in NYC between Central Park and Battery Park in the past on a trip there.
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