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Sep 15th, 2008, 07:16 AM
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<Fire Closes Chunnel Rail Link - Continent Isolated>

That's the headline i suppose that was in the London's Dialy Mial tabloid paper last Friday after fire caused the Chunnel to close down for the day.

Today freight and passenger trains are sharing one of the two rail tunnels as operations get up to about half what they were and continue to limp along that way for weeks

Some 15,00-30,000 folks were estimated to have been stranded by the Chunnel closing according to today's NYTimes
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Sep 15th, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Where is the Chunnel?
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Sep 15th, 2008, 07:45 AM
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Under the English Channel - it's a tunnel under the Channel which is why British media was the first to nickname it Chunnel. Any more questions?
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Sep 15th, 2008, 08:01 AM
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Why have you created a new posting when there are already several about the fire?
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Sep 15th, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Just for the fun of it and a play on the probably never was old headline which went something like

"Fog Shuts Channel Ferries - Continent Isolated"

ridiculing Briain's alleged thinking that it was the world and the rest of the world was it lapdog = thus Channel ferries shut down at that time meant the only conduit to Europe was shut - and thus the Continent and not England was isolated.
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Sep 15th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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I am one of the few who see humour in the headline. Well done.

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Sep 15th, 2008, 08:32 AM
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PalenQ says "....Britain's alleged thinking that it was the world and the rest of the world its lapdog." The US of A could be accused by some people of the same kind of arrogance nowadays, I suppose.
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Sep 15th, 2008, 08:44 AM
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Sherbrooke - i'm with you 110% on that!
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Sep 15th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Chunnel sounds like a term invented by a PunQ.
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Ah, So it's a pun, using a term that's never used, on a headline that never existed.

Does it occur to you there might be a reason why laughter is just a wee bitty bit difficult to hear?
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Sep 15th, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Well it is well known that Brits' appreciation of humour is very lacking - humour less Brits!
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Sep 15th, 2008, 09:37 AM
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"The US of A could be accused by some people of the same kind of arrogance nowadays, I suppose."

The government...not the people...

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