Gasoline Prices

Postby DRL on Mon Apr 15, 2002 7:15 pm

I'm curious: How much does gasoline cost over there on your end of the phone line, Yahtzee?

Oh. Pretend this is related to YTOTW.
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Postby Gorillaman on Tue Apr 16, 2002 3:45 am

Living in England, I can't remember the actual prices, but I can tell you 85% goes to the government, bastards.
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Postby SimeSublime on Tue Apr 16, 2002 4:20 am

In Australia, Its about 85-95 cents per litre, depending on the week. By the way, thats AU$, I cant be assed converting it to your money. And to think about a year ago it was only about 65c.
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Postby DRL on Tue Apr 16, 2002 7:57 am

Oh, I can convert it myself. Thank you.
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Postby Yahtzee on Tue Apr 16, 2002 8:26 am

I'll let you know as soon as I have a driving license and a car and actually give a toss.
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Postby Danish_socialist on Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:39 am

In Denmark gasoline is pretty expensive.

About 8 - 8,50 kroner / liter and that is (just cheking) it's a bit over a (US) dollor per liter.
And why do we always make international prices in USD.
Europe has it own currency now, hahahaha...
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Postby Elizabeth Sherry on Tue Apr 16, 2002 1:48 pm

I would guess it's because USA stands for United States of America, which ends up getting shortened to just America. As far as I know, it's the only country on the continent to contain the word 'America' in its name.

Gas around here is about 70 cents/litre(I assume) Canadian, or at least it was last time I checked.
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Postby DRL on Tue Apr 16, 2002 4:13 pm

Thank you, everyone--except Yahtzee. I'll be withholding your thank-you until those three conditions you propounded are met.

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Postby Llama on Wed Apr 17, 2002 1:10 am

Yes, it seems only the USA is egostical enough to claim the use of the word america for its own, bearing in mind that america should really refer to both north and south america....
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Postby Scruffie on Wed Apr 17, 2002 10:38 am

Well, some people refer to them as 'North-Americains' and 'South-Americains'. But to the point, if you live in the USA, you are automatically and Americain, since you are on an Americain continent.
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Postby Llama on Wed Apr 17, 2002 12:17 pm

And I live in england, in europe, but I dont refer to the UK as europe.
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Postby DRL on Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:22 am

I haven't double-checked my calculations yet, but it seems that Americans pay less for gasoline than you people do. I was interested in this because my sociology instructor mentioned a boycott on gasoline in England--the government eventually brought the prices down.

We pay about $1.50/gallon here in the States--it's different at each gasoline stop. In case anyone is interested, here are the rates that were posted in American money:

0.85 AUD/L = $1.77/gallon
0.95 AUD/L = $1.96/gallon

8 kroner/L = $3.69/gallon
8.5 kroner/L = $3.92/gallon

0.70 CAD/L = $1.69/gallon


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Postby Scruffie on Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:48 pm

So what your gonna call them USAians. I can't even say that!
Well, I suppose you could call them by what ever state their in, like your a Calafornian or Texan.
But thats like me saying Im Ayrshireian. Or whatever.
Me? I'm just the sex appeal.
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Postby UnitedmothersINC on Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:15 pm

but what about those weird states that have stupid names like Washington? We gonna call them Washington-ians? Just say it out loud!--laughing stock of the world....also that would be 50 extra names to learn! how could the ppl who hate learning survive?!

Thanks drl for doing the calculations... im muched to overburdened to do them for myself =) and i was wondering...

and....no....its not that im to lazy--well ....maybe....
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Postby Gorillaman on Fri Apr 19, 2002 1:54 am

We pay about
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Postby SimeSublime on Fri Apr 19, 2002 8:54 pm

Im not quite sure if this is technacally correct(or if I spelt technically correctly), but most countries have both a name and a, well, lets call it a title. eg.USA title="The United States of", and their name is America. Australia's title is "The Commonwealth of" and the countries name is Australia. Japan's title is "The Empire of" and their name is Japan. I think most countrys have their own titles, but only America can actually be assed to use it as their name.
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Postby Elizabeth Sherry on Sat Apr 20, 2002 5:59 am

That sort of makes sense, but remember that America refers to the entire really big continent, where as Australia and Japan refer only to the specific countries (I think, though I've had different teachers tell me different things about whether New Zealand is part of the continent of Australia or not). I personally don't mind USians being called Americans but it does seem somewhat greedy. However, it's probably too late to change, because in my mind at least, the USA and America are very closely linked - I don't think of myself as American, even though I live in North America.
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Hmm

Postby Scruffie on Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:47 am

So that would make us 'The Destined Almighty Overlords Over Earth of Britain'? :evil: Or is that just me...
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How're the gas rates there?

Postby Elizabeth Sherry on Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:51 pm

Nah, that would make you the sole human inhabitant of Mars.
Though you could form a community there and call it whatever the heck you want, I should imagine.
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Testing...

Postby Elizabeth Sherry on Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:31 pm

I wonder what wil happen if I post on this thread which otherwise won't show that I posted a few days ago...
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