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  1. Killy Me Please

    Killy Me Please I lift things up and put people down.
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    Team Reticulated
     
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  2. mtsucalico85

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    Apparently Scotland goes all out when naming their snowplows (known as 'gritters' in Scotland). You can track them for the winter here: http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab

    But here is the full list of names:
    Amber Snowy
    Arctic Angel
    BFG Big Friendly Gritter
    Blizzard Bear
    Chilly Connolly
    Darth Spreader
    David Plowie
    For Your Ice Only
    Fred
    Gangsta Granny Gritter
    Grit A Bit
    Grit Expectations
    Gritallica
    Gritney Spears
    Gritter Bug
    Grittest Hits
    Grittie McVittie
    Grittle Mix
    Gritty Gonzales
    Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
    Han Snow-lo
    I Want To Break Freeze
    Ice Breaker
    Ice Destroyer
    Ice Queen
    Jeremy Brine
    Lew-Ice Capaldi
    Licence To Chill
    Luke Snowalker
    Meltin' John
    Mr Plow
    Mrs Gritter
    My Name’5 Doddie
    Nitty McGritty
    Penelope Gritstop
    Plougher O’Scotland
    Polar Bear Explorer
    Polar Patroller
    Ready Spready Go
    Rumble
    Salty
    Sandy The Solway Salter
    Scotland’s Bravest Gritter
    Sir Andy Flurry
    Sir Grits A Lot
    Sir Salter Scott
    Slippy McGritty
    Snow Bother
    Snow Destroyer
    Snow Dozer
    Snow Trooper
    Snowball
    Snowbegone Kenobi
    Snowkemon Go
    Sophie Salt
    Spready Mercury
    Sprinkebell
    Sprinkles
    The Golden Great Gritter
    The Grittest Snowman
    The Incredible Ice Bear
    The Snow Buster
    The Snow Solution
    The Winter Explorer
    True Gritter
    Yes Sir Ice Can Boogie
     
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  3. chet fire

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    lol @
    Fred
     
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  4. Goose

    Goose Hi
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  5. bryix

    bryix to have ambition is my ambition
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    Allied WWI propaganda showing what would become of America if the Central Powers won. Some fantastic names here.

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  6. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Formerly MK3rds
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    I approve of Denverburg because it would only improve our already awesome beer situation and better access to German food which is oddly expensive here
     
  7. slhorn

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    Alright, I have questions about the gulf of hate and barbarians.
     
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  8. War Grundle

    War Grundle Nole Mercy
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    Japonica

    Now I know where Man in the Iron Castle drew inspiration from.
     
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  9. bigred77

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    That's dumb as hell
     
  10. enjj

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    Barbarians. I like it.
     
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  11. Tarpon Nole

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    Kind of want this framed. It's amazing
     
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  12. TC

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    You enjoying being a Turk province?
     
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  13. Tarpon Nole

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    I wish I lived in Constantinople junction, turconia
     
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  14. chet fire

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    "Nietzsche, Texas" sounds like some Twin Peaks ripoff on the USA Network.
     
  15. Truman

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    Please start refering to St. Louis as Ach Looey
     
  16. bryix

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    you are
     
  17. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Formerly MK3rds
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    Bless you
     
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  18. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    Japonica sounds dope

    Japan's crime rate, lifestyle, and health/longevity in a west coast setting? Hell yea.
     
  19. w2b

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    Bismark - you have to add a C

    :gbh:
     
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  20. Duck70

    Duck70 Let's just do it and be legends, man
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    New Kobe?
    :notobamanotbad:
     
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  21. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
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    Wait a week and this will be in political ads in Georgia
     
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  22. Mr Bulldops

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    Baghdad Corners seems pleasant too
     
  23. Mr Bulldops

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    I didn’t think you get to just straight up rename entire oceans
     
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  24. shawnoc

    shawnoc My president is black, my logos are red...
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    the most commonly studied language made sense but the second most commonly studied was interesting...
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  25. bigpig

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    I spent three months working on Japanese.

    Fuck that language.
     
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  26. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee PS I have sifulus
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    いいえ、あなたをファック
     
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  27. 1

    1 A real fan. GBR!
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    Chinese seems like it could be very beneficial to learn but fuck it because not only is it a new language, it's an entirely different alphabet.
     
  28. NoNatty

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    I am triggered by “Chinese” being listed as a language.
     
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  29. shawnoc

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    I guess “Chinese” was easier to put on the chart than “Modern standard Mandarin, simplified Chínese characters, and Hanyu pinyin”
     
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  30. Mr Bulldops

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    Is that like listing English as one language? there are some pretty different dialects in different parts of this country.

    Not to mention England or any of their commonwealths
     
  31. Aaron Hernandez

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  32. shawnoc

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    Not really. People who speak Cantonese can’t understand spoken Mandarin and vice versa. The symbols are the same/similar if they both use traditional symbols, if I understand correctly.
    (My son has been taking Mandarin in school for a few years and I just asked him, so tifwiw .)
     
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  33. TC

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  34. bwhit21

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    Used to live in HK and this is correct. Cantonese and Mandarin are completely different when spoken. There are other “Chinese” languages, too (Shanghainese is another).

    HK and Taiwan use traditional characters. Most of the Mainland uses simplified.
     
  35. NoNatty

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  36. Nandor the Relentless

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    So which of these Chinese languages would it be best for one to learn?
     
  37. The Banks

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    Mandarin.
     
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  38. TC

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    People learning mandarin prob use something other than duolingo so poll is flaud
     
  39. Tiffin

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    Taiwan #1
     
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  40. bigpig

    bigpig cultofwhatever.com
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  41. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Ukraine
     
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  42. The Banks

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  43. The Banks

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    Anyone know what counties are on the extreme ends?
     
  44. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    I'll be damned if that doesn't perfectly show the urban/rural divide.
     
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  45. chet fire

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    Here's my guess for the R+ end:

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    (Texas)
     
  46. The Banks

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    Population of 929 and 17 democratic votes. One of six dry counties in Texas. That place must be fucking miserable.
     
  47. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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  48. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Dinosaurs were around for nearly 200 million years, and we’re still 100 million years closer to the last dinosaurs than they were to the first. And this is all in a small sliver of the earth’s history, which is still young in relation to the rest of the universe.
     
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  49. BP

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    Hard to really fathom that amount of time.