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  # 996135 28-Feb-2014 10:07
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Nz is American.

Even if you want to argue that point the oxford dictionary has accepted realize into queens English by the way.




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  # 996139 28-Feb-2014 10:08
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Americanization of nz:

Trucks not lorry
Stadiums not stadia
An hypothesis not a hypothesis
Etc etc etc




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  # 996141 28-Feb-2014 10:09
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And how do you pronounce buffet?




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  # 996525 28-Feb-2014 17:06
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joker97: And how do you pronounce buffet?


Buff ay ofcourse silly question it's French not English 

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  # 996551 28-Feb-2014 17:34
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joker97: And how do you pronounce buffet?


Buff ay ofcourse silly question it's French not English 


Buffet has more meanings than a side table of food. Would you say you were being boofayed by the wind?

Realize has been in English useage since 16 something. An American slant on meaning has been in common use since19th cent. Z is OED prefferred form.

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  # 996646 28-Feb-2014 20:22
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Aredwood: There is a van available new in Nz without ABS. it is the Mitsubishi L300. It also doesn't have any airbags or ESP. And it has a 1 star crash safety rating.


That is crazy. It looks like a car they stopped working on in the mid 90s and have just kept selling. And from that information that does not sound far fetched either.



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  # 996758 28-Feb-2014 23:08
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I've never owned a car or bike with ABS yet, driven one or two that have it.  ABS on gravel is horrible and being a one of those people who likes to actually drive the car I would probably turn it off if my next car had it.

For reference cars I've had are :

Vauxhall Corsa (1994)
Lotus Elise (1996)
Isuzu Mu (1996)
Nissan Mistrel (1995)

Next car will be a Toyota GT 86, which has lots of computer bits, but you can turn them off so that'll be their default settings for me :-)


 
 
 
 




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  # 996763 28-Feb-2014 23:21
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i doubt you are allowed to simply 'turn off' abs on your toyota gt 86 :D

you could remove the fuse though




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  # 996766 28-Feb-2014 23:32
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Mark: 
Next car will be a Toyota GT 86, which has lots of computer bits, but you can turn them off so that'll be their default settings for me :-)


Can you actually turn off ABS on it? Isn't ABS mandatory on new cars? Being able to easily turn it on and off seems to defeat that?






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  # 996767 28-Feb-2014 23:33
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you can turn off traction control and ESP but not ABS - the only way is to unplug the fuse




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  # 996769 28-Feb-2014 23:34
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(eg if you're stuck in the mud traction control will guarantee you won't get out)

but people use it to show off and then end up on failblog




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  # 996770 28-Feb-2014 23:34
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or a slope with wet grass could also be one's demise with traction control




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  # 996771 28-Feb-2014 23:35
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joker97: And how do you pronounce buffet?


Pronunciation would depend upon context.





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  # 996772 28-Feb-2014 23:35
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Might pay to ask your insurance company how they feel about you turning off the safety features.

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Mark: I've never owned a car or bike with ABS yet, driven one or two that have it.  ABS on gravel is horrible and being a one of those people who likes to actually drive the car I would probably turn it off if my next car had it.

For reference cars I've had are :

Vauxhall Corsa (1994)
Lotus Elise (1996)
Isuzu Mu (1996)
Nissan Mistrel (1995)

Next car will be a Toyota GT 86, which has lots of computer bits, but you can turn them off so that'll be their default settings for me :-)



You can't get a WOF if the ABS system is not functional.

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