It Can not be true

Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:36 PM
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It Can not be true

This morning on the radio I heard that the London Double Decker buses are going to be replaced.This can't be true ?
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:40 PM
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Apprently, it can:

http://www.etaiwannews.com/World/200...1077242267.htm
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:40 PM
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that should have been "apparently."
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Oh, heavens, StCirq herself made a spelling error.

Oh, well, forgive and forget, StCirq. No?
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:46 PM
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One version of the double decker is being phased out. The new version has no conductor.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:48 PM
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The Routemaster is being phased out, but they are trying to keep the Tourist ones operational! This is what the BBC said on Friday:

Another London route is losing its familiar jump-on, jump-off double-decker Routemaster red buses.
The 'with-conductor' bus was running for the last time on Friday on route 94 between Piccadilly Circus and Acton Green, west London.

It is one of many routes on which the London icon, which first ran in 1954, are being replaced by driver-only buses due to large maintenance costs.

By the summer, they will be withdrawn on routes 6, 8, 12, 73 and 98.

This year, London's very first Routemaster Bus, RM1, is 50years old and there will be a celebration in Finsbury Park, north London, to mark the occasion.

But bus companies are now selling off their Routemasters, with some going for as little as £2,000 and others for between £8,000 and £10,000.

Tourist buses

Some are being bought by enthusiasts, some of whom insist that the bus still has years of life left in it.

But a spokeswoman for Transport for London (TfL) said: "The Routemaster is coming towards the end of its life and is becoming increasingly expensive to maintain.

"We do hope to keep some on as tourist buses, but eventually they will all disappear from the main London bus network."

At present, just 16 London routes have Routemasters, with 500 buses involved.

The more easily accessible new 'bendy buses' can carry up to 140 passengers compared to just 73 on the Routemaster's 73.



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Feb 23rd, 2004, 12:57 PM
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A prescriptive grammarian such as St. Cirq never makes a spelling error. She will beat herself up for days, and is probably genuflecting to a photo of Bishop Lowth right now.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:37 PM
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I had to look up Bishop Lowth, but this was interesting:
http://www.newdream.net/~scully/toelw/Lowth.htm
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:17 PM
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ThinGorjus: I'm SO impressed! Either you're a closet grammarian yourself or you're VERY good at Google.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:35 PM
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Darling, I have a BA in English from Dartmouth and a(n) MA from Penn. I even know what allomorph is. I know I can't spell, but that is because I drink gin while I type.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:07 PM
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<<I know I can't spell, but that is because I drink gin while I type.>>

I see. Well, you better call Bishop Lowth yourself with a confession on that score right away, sweetheart.

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Feb 23rd, 2004, 08:34 PM
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LOL, you two.
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