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# 61
02-28-2011, 12:54 PM
*sips tea*

England thanks you for every piece of technology, tv program and benefit you invent and give us without us having to pay the costs.
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# 62
02-28-2011, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain_Revo
*sips tea*

England thanks you for every piece of technology, tv program and benefit you invent and give us without us having to pay the costs.
...such as Automatic Train Brakes, game shows, knuckle couplers, black boxes, computers, advanced jet engines, space satelites, super strong telescopes and nuclear warheads. Oh, and saturated fats and junk food galore.

Pretty good going....
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# 63
02-28-2011, 01:06 PM
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...such as Automatic Train Brakes,
Y'all invented the train! Was this really a problem?
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# 64
02-28-2011, 01:10 PM
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...such as Automatic Train Brakes,
Y'all invented the train! Was this really a problem?
Actually yes.

You see, most early British trains relied on Steam Brakes, meaning that a OVERFORCE (i.e. going ABOVE the normal air pressure) was needed to activate the brakes. So if the brake pipes became damaged, even by a little bit, only handbrakes worked. And those weren't too good either. IF they were fitted.

Automatic (also known as Vacuum) brakes relied on a UNDERFORCE (i.e. going below the normal air pressure) to keep the brakes OFF. So if the pipe was damaged, the brakes came on, and a disaster was avoided, and the defective unit had to be removed or repaired there and then to fix the issue.
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# 65
02-28-2011, 01:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAPTWinters
Y'all invented the train! Was this really a problem?
breaking is for cowards.
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# 66
02-28-2011, 01:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGDawson
Automatic train brakes
Well, the Automatic Warning System (AWS) is British.

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Originally Posted by MGDawson
game shows
British.

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Originally Posted by MGDawson
black boxes
French.

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Originally Posted by MGDawson
computers
British.

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Originally Posted by MGDawson
Advanced Jet Engines
British.

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Originally Posted by MGDawson
Satellites
Russian.

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Originally Posted by MGDawson
Saturated fat
Naturally occuring.

Next! You DO get bonus points for not mentioning the car...
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# 67
02-28-2011, 01:55 PM
I thank Blackpool and Crewe for finer Automotive products and hold out hope for a certain very prominent football club learn to speak english again.

MAd Cow never kept me away for the arches.. [fit the budget]
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# 68
02-28-2011, 02:04 PM
This thread needs more controversy.

England sucks!!!
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# 69
02-28-2011, 02:06 PM
How's this for controversy? I'm currently terrorising people in a Rift forum with Tank in the title, by using the username "Tommy Tank".

Nobody gets the reference.
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# 70
02-28-2011, 02:08 PM
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How's this for controversy? I'm currently terrorising people in a Rift forum with Tank in the title, by using the username "Tommy Tank".

Nobody gets the reference.
Oh NO you DID Unt.

Man..I even type white.
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