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Glossary of terms for travellers

Having read a lot of foreign travel posts lately, I wondered if it might be useful to fill this thread with useful information, such as what on earth is a Jeton, I can't be the only one who is clueless, you can of course Google stuff, but this forum is after all called facts so lets have some, but keep it to information and not chat please.
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Jeton: a token purchased at a local business and inserted into a device to allow access to utilities eg water, waste, electricity (not necessarily each nor all of them). Available in a variety of styles and prices: buy local!

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Borne: the service area of aire, sometimes a commercially made and easily recognisable unit where toilet emptying, grey water dump and fresh water fill up are located, on many older aires they will be locally made ranging from very good to bloody awful.

The commercially made ones normally require some payment ranging from coins, credit cards and sometimes jetons.

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The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something - a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel.
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Also useful to learn the local slang which might improve your chances of a good response.

So rather than ask for a bierre or cerveza which I think means bottles I ask for une pression in France and una cana in Spain which I think means draught and una copa for a glass of wine.

I do know other phrases other than those for alcohol ?????????? and I am happy to be corrected if necessary.
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What the French call motorhomes.

Peage

A way of ripping off motorists to drive on some French motorways, sometimes referred to as a “Road Toll”

Rappel

Technically “recall” used to remind you of a speed limit.

Bouchon

Technically “plug” but used as a warning for possible traffic queues

[Vent

Wind (as in cross-wind on a road.

Merde

Slang for excrement.

Flic

Slang for a rozzer!

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Europeans have the expression Le Brexiteer I'm not sure what it means yet but I'm sure I won't like it

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Spooky travelled with us for 5 years and over 20,000 miles.He died aged 11 and is buried in Delphi in Greece.
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week-end.....weekend
marketing.....marketing
jogging.........jogging
camping........camping
networking ....networking
business.........business
digital.............digital
global..............global
smartphone......smartphone
leader...............leader
chatter (to chat)......chatter
checker (to check)....checker
email...............email
manager...........manager
brainstorming..... brainstorming
footing (jogging)
after-work (after-hours partying)
zapping (channel surfing)
flipper (pinball)

parking (parking lot)
basket (basketball or sneaker)
relooking (makeover)
break (break in relationship)
baby-foot (table football)
brushing (brushing hair while blow drying)
scotcher (to tape, to immobilize)
pull (sweater)
lifting (facelift)
slip (underwear)

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peage = empty your wallet
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peage = empty your wallet
Peage Tag = wife pacifier.

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