Don_HH2K wrote:In fact, I measured the average speed of the car during the five hours I was stuck going around the closed-off section of the highway. I was going roughly 3.5mph.
So, you only count the 28.2 km
(17.5 miles) while ignoring the reminding 620+ km
? Which my math indicated that you were able to travel at average of 77.5 kph
for the majority part of the trip.
I am sure you are aware that 28.2 km was only 4.3%
of the trip. Or in other words, you ignored the 95%+ of the trip.
Although I was not
an A+ student, my math was not that bad.
Don_HH2K wrote:Furthermore, my car nearly overheated (I had to turn the heater on to full blast while driving to vent the engine compartment), and had to stop for gas (usually I can make it out on one tank).
I admit I don't know much about cars. And if not mistaken, it was end of Summer, and you had to turn on the heater?
Amrad wrote:I notice that you usually refer to yourself as 'Antony', rather than the more usual 'I' or 'me'. Why is that? It makes it sound as though you were speaking about someone else!
I know. Perhaps, you can blame my poor grammar.
Amrad wrote:I believe you live in Australia, so if you don't speak English, how do communicate with other people?
I can give you a few different answers on this. I think I can drop the “magic glasses” version.
Basically, as long as you can speak some basic greetings (I consider just some basic greetings
as not able to speak English
), you can still live in Australia comfortably. As being reported by TV (and agreed by a number of my friends), there are many areas where you don't really need to speak English. The TV report also pointed out that people living there have no interests in learning English.
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