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Old 09-28-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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It's a great thing if it weren't for the "idiots", (using Hogan's Heroes voice) . Sorry, but this morning AGAIN people are simply idiots behind the wheel of tonsofsteel, (well plastic nowadays).

Please, how do we get the message across that kids are walking/riding their bikes now so STOP when you see one coming while your backing out of your driveway. DON'T try to outrun the bike!

Please, don't see how close you can get to the biker without actually killing them.

Please, but your GD cell phone down. Is that an emergency call you're making?? If so, pull the hell over.

I am absolutely terrified at the number of drivers I see behind the wheel NOT looking at the road but eyes pointed down. wth is going on?? Blind drivers on the road.

Please, when your pet shetz on the riding/walking path: CLEAN IT UP! Or, at the very least, have them do it on the grass so we don't have to ride/walk on it.

and as a side note: what is the proper plural for hero? hero's, heroes, or heros?

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Old 09-28-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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As you know, it's 'heroes'. Consonant followed by 'o' indicates the addition of 'es' to form plural. NOT that rules of American English are held any more .

Regarding the drivers around bicycles, I'm afraid that most idiot motorists will remain in their own world--no matter their surroundings.

I've been surprised(encouraged) by the number of bicycles I've seen parked at schools in our area(north north Austin/Round Rock/Cedar Park). Unfortunately, this means many more opportunities for accidents.

One of my 'triggers' is the driver who is engaged in 'various' activities while approaching a traffic signal. "Gee, the light is red 1/4 mile ahead. I'll just take this time to stop and make a call, send a text, read the paper, ANYTHING other than realize that there is a gap of 12 car lengths between my vehicle and the next." Of course, that same driver is ill-prepared to proceed once the light turns green, encouraging the drivers behind them to make crazy maneuvers in order to move along.

Don't get me started on drivers in school zones and work zones!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm waiting for the messages that say that bikes don't belong on the road.... :-(

There are some really disturbing PSAs from England about texting and driving. Here is one that is very well done but it is difficult to get through. only watch if you have tissues near by.

TubeMotion - Watch Movies Online - Disturbing PSA Texting And Driving
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Norfolk,VA
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That is a cute video, who was it that placed all the cameras on those moving cars to get those great shots. I hate over dramatized editorials posted as the real thing.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm waiting for the messages that say that bikes don't belong on the road.... :-(

There are some really disturbing PSAs from England about texting and driving. Here is one that is very well done but it is difficult to get through. only watch if you have tissues near by.

TubeMotion - Watch Movies Online - Disturbing PSA Texting And Driving
Looks like a real safe place for bicycling doesn't it?
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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I'm waiting for the messages that say that bikes don't belong on the road.... :-(
It's not that bikes don't belong on the road, stupid people on bikes don't belong on the road.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Creedmoor, TX
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Was shocked to see someone SPEEDING thru the school parking this morning while dropping my child off at school ... had to laugh when Mustang Ridge PD pulled them over 10 ft from the entrance!
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:06 AM
 
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and as a side note: what is the proper plural for hero? hero's, heroes, or heros?
It is never, never correct to use an apostrophe for a plural. It indicates a possessive. (The hero's cape was red.) It can also show an omission or abreviation ("can't" or "gov't".) But never a plural. And the rule about adding the e before the s is that it is necessary if the word ends in a vowel. So "heroes" is correct. By the way, if you want to make it plural and possessive, you would put the apostrophe after the end (All five of the heroes' capes were red.) I see apostrophes used for plurals in lots of places, and it never stops grating on my nerves. I can see how people might start thinking that is OK, since it seems to be all around us, but honestly, don't the schools teach this sort of thing? I often see people making this mistake on this forum, but have declined correcting them, as most people would interpret the correction as being petty, I think. But since you asked ...
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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but honestly, don't the schools teach this sort of thing? I often see people making this mistake on this forum, but have declined correcting them, as most people would interpret the correction as being petty, I think. But since you asked ...

I would hope that if I'm making mistakes like that someone would correct me with fact.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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I have been all over the country, and Austin is by far the city with the rudest most arrogant drivers in the country. Couple that with the fact that 95% of them are gas guzzling Tahoes and Expeditions, that makes it even more dangerous for the few of us driving cars (people from out of state or from Dallas). It's a simple fact, that if you give a DAMN about anyone but yourself, you don't talk on the cellphone while you are driving (unless you're out in the country with no one around) It is incredibly selfish and self centered to do this. The Austin Arrogance shines again!!

Please don't mistake what i;m saying. Other cities have this problem as well, but NOTHING close to the perfectages that Austin has.

PUT YOUR CELLPHONE DOWN AND DRIVE!! BE A RESPONSIBLE, MATURE PERSON WHO ACTUALLY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT OTHERS!!!!!

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It's a great thing if it weren't for the "idiots", (using Hogan's Heroes voice) . Sorry, but this morning AGAIN people are simply idiots behind the wheel of tonsofsteel, (well plastic nowadays).

Please, how do we get the message across that kids are walking/riding their bikes now so STOP when you see one coming while your backing out of your driveway. DON'T try to outrun the bike!

Please, don't see how close you can get to the biker without actually killing them.

Please, but your GD cell phone down. Is that an emergency call you're making?? If so, pull the hell over.

I am absolutely terrified at the number of drivers I see behind the wheel NOT looking at the road but eyes pointed down. wth is going on?? Blind drivers on the road.

Please, when your pet shetz on the riding/walking path: CLEAN IT UP! Or, at the very least, have them do it on the grass so we don't have to ride/walk on it.

and as a side note: what is the proper plural for hero? hero's, heroes, or heros?
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