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Stimpy
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Misha.. ya have to admit, no matter how bad a decision it would be.. the driver of the drifting no-rear-traction car DID look way cool Very Happy

I'm Matt, I drive for a living in Wisconsin. I own two Civic hatchbacks, one of which is going into storage because its bits are failing and I can't afford new bits right now. Confused

I work as a field service rep for a battery company so I drive a company van all over the Milwaukee area. If it can happen on the road, I've probably seen it / dodged it / or drove past the bloody aftermath of it.

I like the idea of this board because hopefully people will stumble on it and read some threads just for the driving stories, only to realise that they have some improving to do on their own driving. (not that I'm a driving god, but damn... some people don't even think!)

Anyways.. I'll be back to post some of my more entertaining / embarassing driving stories for the world to see. Cool
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Misha
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome, Matt!
Yep, sure it's fun Very Happy The point is: another car was able to drive much faster, so it just depends on what you want more - driving fun or reliable transportation Smile
Thank you for your contributions, and I'm looking forward to more stories Smile
I don't know much about Wisconsin but "Milwaukee" tools brand Sad
Hope you find here something usefull/enjoyable for yourself, too Wink
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Misha
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What is "yo" ?
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Stimpy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Very Happy

"Yo" is also often interchangeable with the word "hey," as in "Yo, what's up?" or, "Yo! Wait for me!" While it can stand alone as a greeting, like the word "hey", it has a wide range of other meanings that depend on the tone, context, and situation. For example:

If someone is bothering another person, "Yo!" becomes the equivalent of saying "Hey! Stop it," or "Knock it off!"

If someone accidentially bumps into another person, the expression "Yo!" could be interpreted as "Watch it" or "What in the world!"

Another way of saying hi or hello. Such as "Yo, What's up?"

If someone does something that amazes or shocks another person, the word "yo" (usually "yo, yo, yo!") is like laughing or an expression of amazement.
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Misha
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks, a good lesson of English Smile
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FRE
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Misha,

We can't say much because your English is sure better than our Russian. I sometimes feel uneducated because I know only English. And to think that some people know five or more languages, even in Third World countries!
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IzzyM
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Also, 'yo' is a specifically American English expression. If I didn't watch American films I'd never have heard it LOL
It's also Spanish for 'I' or 'me' although obviously not in this context.
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FRE
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Also, "yo" is not even commonly used except in certain circles and under certain circumstances. Probably most of us Americans are aware of it, and also most of us Americans are probably slightly startled or amused when we hear it.

See this definition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo
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Misha
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

FRE wrote:
Misha,

We can't say much because your English is sure better than our Russian. I sometimes feel uneducated because I know only English. And to think that some people know five or more languages, even in Third World countries!
LOL Thanks FRE, I am working hard on it Smile
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arun
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Stimpy - Yo man you are right about these threads , they share many stories and helps people to rectify their mistakes. Misha is doing a great job maintaining this forum to freely dicuss the driving aspects.
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