The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

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    The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    The kids on the beach:







    My older daughter on the pier at Bournemouth:



    An "incline" (is it really called a "cliff lift" in the UK?) going up the cliff:





    Shots from inside the incline as it goes up:









    An minor example of English phrasing that would not likely be used in the States. (Shaw's comment about "two peoples separated by a common language" is exactly right):



    Views of the coast from the top of the hill at Bournemouth:





    Oh yeah -- the G-Shock!



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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    looks like good times! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    An "incline" (is it really called a "cliff lift" in the UK?)
    I'd call it a funicular.
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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Hey Krono's thanks for sharing!

    BTW, what does "Have you paid and displayed?" exactly mean? also, since we are in the subject of the English language, in your phrase: "two peoples separated by a common language", shouldn't "peoples" just be "people" since people is already plural in a sense? kindly excuse my ignorance as obviously, English isn't my first language. :thanks

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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Stopping on almost every centimetre of road in the UK (at least anywhere you might want to park a car) requires you to wander off to a parking meter and buy a ticket which shows your purchased parking duration. You then display that ticket in your car to avoid getting a fine/clamped.

    So it's a "pay and display" parking scheme, that's all.

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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Maine View Post
    Stopping on almost every centimetre of road in the UK (at least anywhere you might want to park a car) requires you to wander off to a parking meter and buy a ticket which shows your purchased parking duration. You then display that ticket in your car to avoid getting a fine/clamped.

    So it's a "pay and display" parking scheme, that's all.
    I see, that explains it. Good to know as we don't have that in here. Thanks Maine!
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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboytuna View Post
    Hey Krono's thanks for sharing!....also, since we are in the subject of the English language, in your phrase: "two peoples separated by a common language", shouldn't "peoples" just be "people" since people is already plural in a sense?
    Well, English is my first language and I, like many native English speakers, am also flummoxed by the distinctions among "persons" "people", "peoples", etc.

    I believe Shaw was correct in using the word "peoples". When used to refer to the citizens of a country, "people" refers to a specific group. So when Shaw referred to the American people (one specific group) and the British people (a second specific group) he was making reference to two specific groups or "two peoples".

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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Welcome to the UK Kronos! Hope you have a good time, thanks for the photos.

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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    I'm w/ Tribe, I'd call it a funicular as well. However, many people call it an incline rail as it is easier.

    Great shots, thanks!
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    Re: The Coast at Bournemouth - Cellphone Photos: Family, Riseman and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    Well, English is my first language and I, like many native English speakers, am also flummoxed by the distinctions among "persons" "people", "peoples", etc.

    I believe Shaw was correct in using the word "peoples". When used to refer to the citizens of a country, "people" refers to a specific group. So when Shaw referred to the American people (one specific group) and the British people (a second specific group) he was making reference to two specific groups or "two peoples".
    Thanks Kronos! Wow! I'm learning about watches and English at the same time. No other place can do that.

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