You Have To Admit, The Yanks And Canadians Are Right....

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

One Or Two Taps

One Tap For All - Welcome To 2018 Pal
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Hot And Cold Tap - Futurists Be Damned
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So Spitting On Your Hands Now To Clean Them Is Frowned Upon? - It's PC Gone Mad.
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You Have To Admit, The Yanks And Canadians Are Right....

Postby Dr Markus » 14 May 2018, 11:23

Why do we and the brits continue to have a hot and cold taps in most of our homes, businesses etc when one will do. They're talking sense.
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Re: You Have To Admit, The Yanks And Canadians Are Right....

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 14 May 2018, 11:29

It is nuts, they're right.

I wasn't aware it was such an anomaly until some Erasmus students pointed it out to me a few years ago. They often do this:

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Postby Diamond Dog » 14 May 2018, 11:51

Here's one I prepared earlier....
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Postby souphound » 14 May 2018, 16:46

Our bathroom sinks here at work have no taps at all. Just motion sensors. You can't regulate the temperature or strength of flow or anything. Works kind of alright, but sometimes it's good to have options.
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"Motion sensors", ooohhhhhhh, hark at him.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 16:55

Dr Markus wrote:Why do we and the brits continue to have a hot and cold taps in most of our homes, businesses etc when one will do. They're talking sense.


The same reason you like to include extra vowels in your words when you don't need them.

Traditionalists for no reason.

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Postby Robert » 14 May 2018, 17:58

sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:Why do we and the brits continue to have a hot and cold taps in most of our homes, businesses etc when one will do. They're talking sense.


The same reason you like to include extra vowels in your words when you don't need them.

Traditionalists for no reason.


Some might say they’renot including extra vowels but you and the yanks are leaving some out

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Re: You Have To Admit, The Yanks And Canadians Are Right....

Postby Positive Passion » 14 May 2018, 18:04

I prefer two taps.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 18:22

Robert wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:Why do we and the brits continue to have a hot and cold taps in most of our homes, businesses etc when one will do. They're talking sense.


The same reason you like to include extra vowels in your words when you don't need them.

Traditionalists for no reason.


Some might say they’renot including extra vowels but you and the yanks are leaving some out


They could, but they'd be wrong - especially if they're "walking vowels" and silent. One of the vowels is putting the other one its back and doing all the work.

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Postby Dr Markus » 14 May 2018, 18:24

I used to work with a Portuguese guy who is living and working in the US. We talked all the time over the phone. Once I had to give customer service to someone in our branch in Brazil and I had to get in a translator as I don't speaker Portuguese. So I asked this guy what's the difference between Portuguese.....Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. He said, genuinely, the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is like English people speaking English,while the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is like Americans speaking English. Yeah, he didn't mean it as a compliment to Americans.
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Postby Quaco » 14 May 2018, 19:36

The only situation I can think of where two taps would be preferable is if you wanted to fill one vessel with hot and another with cold AT THE SAME TIME.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 19:37

Dr Markus wrote:I used to work with a Portuguese guy who is living and working in the US. We talked all the time over the phone. Once I had to give customer service to someone in our branch in Brazil and I had to get in a translator as I don't speaker Portuguese. So I asked this guy what's the difference between Portuguese.....Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. He said, genuinely, the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is like English people speaking English,while the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is like Americans speaking English. Yeah, he didn't mean it as a compliment to Americans.


I would assume there's the same difference between Castilian Spanish and So American, Caribbean, Central American and Mexican Spanish.

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Postby Dr Markus » 14 May 2018, 19:39

sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:I used to work with a Portuguese guy who is living and working in the US. We talked all the time over the phone. Once I had to give customer service to someone in our branch in Brazil and I had to get in a translator as I don't speaker Portuguese. So I asked this guy what's the difference between Portuguese.....Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. He said, genuinely, the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is like English people speaking English,while the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is like Americans speaking English. Yeah, he didn't mean it as a compliment to Americans.


I would assume there's the same difference between Castilian Spanish and So American, Caribbean, Central American and Mexican Spanish.


Just take the hit sloop, accept it.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 19:42

Dr Markus wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:I used to work with a Portuguese guy who is living and working in the US. We talked all the time over the phone. Once I had to give customer service to someone in our branch in Brazil and I had to get in a translator as I don't speaker Portuguese. So I asked this guy what's the difference between Portuguese.....Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. He said, genuinely, the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is like English people speaking English,while the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is like Americans speaking English. Yeah, he didn't mean it as a compliment to Americans.


I would assume there's the same difference between Castilian Spanish and So American, Caribbean, Central American and Mexican Spanish.


Just take the hit sloop, accept it.


I don't know why anyone ever called the Irish lazy. One hard language wasn't enough - they had to have two.

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Postby Dr Markus » 14 May 2018, 19:43

sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
I would assume there's the same difference between Castilian Spanish and So American, Caribbean, Central American and Mexican Spanish.


Just take the hit sloop, accept it.


I don't know why anyone ever called the Irish lazy. One hard language wasn't enough - they had to have two.


How do you know Irish is hard? The only time you spoke Irish is when you mentioned the pouges in conversation. :D
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Postby WG Kaspar » 14 May 2018, 19:56

I will never admit to that.
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Re: You Have To Admit, The Yanks And Canadians Are Right....

Postby Count Machuki » 14 May 2018, 20:41

sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:I used to work with a Portuguese guy who is living and working in the US. We talked all the time over the phone. Once I had to give customer service to someone in our branch in Brazil and I had to get in a translator as I don't speaker Portuguese. So I asked this guy what's the difference between Portuguese.....Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese. He said, genuinely, the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is like English people speaking English,while the Portuguese spoken in Brazil is like Americans speaking English. Yeah, he didn't mean it as a compliment to Americans.


I would assume there's the same difference between Castilian Spanish and So American, Caribbean, Central American and Mexican Spanish.


Course there is. And there's a ton of difference in regional word choice, too, just like in English/American/Australian language.

I learned from Colombians (who are really sniffy about how perfect their Spanish is and how close it is to what they speak in Spain) so Mexican Spanish does my head in sometimes. They use a lot of different words, pull in a lot of stuff from indigenous languages.

Anyway, two taps? That's ridiculous. The only benefit I could see is that you've got a spare in case one breaks.
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Postby souphound » 14 May 2018, 20:48

French Canadians speak a rather different variation of French than they do in France. Apparently though, ours is more historically correct whereas the France French have introduced all kinds of Englishisms and similar.

Regarding the initial subject, I had misread the comment at the onset. Two taps means that water, hot and cold, spew out water. What I mainly see here, other than the more modern outfit, is one tap with two handles to regulate the flow of hot and cold separately.
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 14 May 2018, 20:50

Robert wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:Why do we and the brits continue to have a hot and cold taps in most of our homes, businesses etc when one will do. They're talking sense.


The same reason you like to include extra vowels in your words when you don't need them.

Traditionalists for no reason.


Some might say they’renot including extra vowels but you and the yanks are leaving some out


The (British) English original spelling was in fact color (and other similar forms) but we added the 'u' to make it look more like the French couleur as that language was seen as sophisticated.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 20:54

Dr Markus wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:
Just take the hit sloop, accept it.


I don't know why anyone ever called the Irish lazy. One hard language wasn't enough - they had to have two.


How do you know Irish is hard? The only time you spoke Irish is when you mentioned the pouges in conversation. :D


It looks hard.