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Reason for running red lights

Old 06-28-15, 06:59 PM
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That is the sidewalk to us Americans.
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Old 06-28-15, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
Sidewalk best defines what it actually is and where it occurs. A pavement could be a street, a parking lot, a bridge, or anything paved. Not well defined. The name sidewalk makes more sense and is being used in the US for good reason.
Pavements were originally along the shopfronts at the side of the roads to allow people to walk along the shop and houses without getting muddy on the roads, which were dirt and reserved for horses and carriages. Putting bricks or asphalt on the streets themselves was a later development. That's why you "pound the pavement" when going out to look for a job. Because you're not walking on the muddy streets.

Where North Americans say "he fell on the pavement in the parking lot," other English speakers would say "he fell on the tarmac in the car park." The term "sidewalk" does not make more sense than "pavement," it is simply a different term.

Originally Posted by rekmeyata
So since a boot is something we wear in America and since we are in America...
Christ. We are not all in America.

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Old 06-28-15, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Pavements were originally along the shopfronts at the side of the roads to allow people to walk along the shop and houses without getting muddy on the roads, which were dirt and reserved for horses and carriages. Putting bricks or asphalt on the streets themselves was a later development. That's why you "pound the pavement" when going out to look for a job. Because you're not walking on the muddy streets.
Not sure why you insist on continuing to bicker and derail this thread. But I'll play one more time.

Many of the original "sidewalks" were made of wood and elevated above the muddy streets. These sidewalks were not made from concrete or pavement, so there's no reference to pavement. That came much, much later.

You keep repeating the phrase, "pound the pavement". I take that to mean walking the streets to find employment. This would apply to streets that are paved, but may have no sidewalks.

End of hijack and back to the OP's topic.
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Old 06-28-15, 08:20 PM
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The original pavements/sidewalks were paved with stones. Hence the term "pavement." Wooden sidewalks were a pioneer phenomenon in new villages and towns, and were not as common as pavements, especially because they were a temporary stop-gap until proper pavements could be installed.

I didn't derail this thread. The forumers throwing hissy fits over the use of a term like "pavement" did.
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Old 06-28-15, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
This is the dumbest argument I've ever seen here...
+1.

c'mon you guys, just

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Old 06-28-15, 09:07 PM
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There's no yellow. What does a yellow light mean?
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Old 06-28-15, 10:59 PM
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You say tomato, I say tomato......

In Australia, it is a footpath / pavement. Engineers / road dudes also identify 'pavement' as the the road surface.

Different strokes for different folks, I 'spose.....now I'm off to the outhouse - which is inside......hahaha

cheers
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Old 06-28-15, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by SteelCan View Post
Back when the streets were dirt and the pavements were stone, there was no yellow light!!!
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Old 06-29-15, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
I didn't derail this thread.
Yeah, you did.

And nobody cares.
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Old 06-29-15, 03:12 AM
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Then we have the term "corduroy road" which is a mostly outmoded type of road except in swamp logging.....their haul roads are not exactly corduroy roads but use the same concept.
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Old 06-29-15, 06:19 AM
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Two more valid reasons:

- you are Joseph Gordon-Levitt's stunt double filming a scene for Premium Rush 2
- fearing for your life, you flee a potential mob hit
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His anti-American rhetoric seeps into many of his posts. The name calling is only meant to agitate. Just ignore it. I hear the keys rattling.
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Old 06-29-15, 07:22 AM
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I spend a lot of time on a MMORPG gaming forum that tends to draw in the worst of the under 21 crowd and it is a lot like this thread
Feels like home lol
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Old 06-29-15, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Huh? Obviously "the pavements" is where people walk at the side of the road, i.e. "sidewalks" in North America. Pavement = sidewalk. The first streets were paved on the sides where people walk, and the middle where the horse-pulled carriages travelled was mud.

You've never heard the expression "pound the pavement"? You thought perhaps it meant sitting in the middle of the street and banging on the asphalt with your fist?
+1, this has to be one of the funniest post's I've read on this site
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Old 06-29-15, 09:07 AM
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How does everyone feel about "blacktop" or "tarvey"?
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No more red light commentary? Good. Bye!
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