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    Exclamation "This is half of the whole train!"

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    We thought exactly the same thing when we first heard that. We were on our way from Leeds to Manchester Airport by train. The train we embarked on said Manchester Airport so we were on our way and nothing could go wrong.

    "This is half of the whole train" the conductor said in Manchester Picadilly. ... Really? Is it? How interesting. Thanks for the info. People started to leave the train, they knew something we didn't. "This is half of the whole train" he said again, as if it explained certain principles of the universe. So I asked him if this train still goes to Manchester Airport. And guess what he said. "No, this is half of the whole train." I tried again. "This train doesn't go to Manchester Airport?" "No", he said. "Why did it say Manchester Airport then? And why didn't anyone tell us earlier?" "I am telling you now." He was quite lucky I already had our two humongous suitcases (fear us and our luggage!!!!) in my hands, so I couldn't hit him.

    "This train is going to Whole, not to Manchester Airport." By which my wife understood finally "Hull". D'oh!

    So we went to another platform to get our train to Manchester Airport. It was announced to leave at 17:59. When the train arrived at 18:04 I asked the conductor: "Will this train go to Manchester Airport?" He smiled and said yes. "Are you sure?" His answer was still yes. "That's what the last one said." "No, I am sure, this train will go to Manchester Airport". So we sat down and waited. At 18:15 I went back to his colleague. "Didn't that other guy tell us this train would go to Manchester Airport?" "Yes, he did," he answered. "Well, it looks like it does not. In fact this train doesn't seem to go anywhere," I pointed out. After he consulted with the schedule, the clock and the conductor we finally departed.

    But we did arrive safely at home.

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    Heh, heh, heh. Whomever got the idea to name a place Whole? Presumably a relative to the genius who decided to name a schnapps(?) A Single.

    Railroad services... Can't live with 'em - certainly can live without 'em.

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    You were confused???.... I live here and it would have confused me too. I think maybe some people stay in the same job too long, and although it sounds perfectly logical in their mind, they don't understand why others don't get it.
    Glad to hear you did get home safe though.

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    Dhama, that's nice of you to say. Thanks.


    Nerevar, "a schnapps(?) A Single"


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    'A Single' (1 Enkelt) is the name of a schnapps -- or possibly some other alcoholic beverage. Whereas it makes sense to ask for e.g. a Budweiser, it seems gramatically incomplete to say "Hello, I'd like a single". As confusing as "This is half of the whole train" .

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    Yes, it seems to be of the same quality.

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    Kinda like ordering a Martini and getting vodka or gin when you really wanted the vermouth.
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    I read more than half of the whole thing it was good

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    LMAO!!!!!!!! You have truely experienced the Yorkshire accent at its finest Goran dear! Clear as crystal to me!!

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    Kids.....ya leave 'em alone for 5 minutes and this is what happens.......

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    Welcome to our world.................

    ........and now you know why we don't leave yorkshire too often !!!

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    All the houseguests have now returned to their respective homelands.....just want to say thanks again for being ideal houseguests and great friends, yous guys!

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    Prost to a great host I say! Again thanks for everything.

    Should we post some pics?

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    I'm glad the others have all finally gotten out from underfoot, DaveJ.

    It was really quite a pleasure, and thank you for the wonderful time.

    Next time we go crash at your hip bachelor pad we drive there again though!!

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    'twas a shared pleasure gang!
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