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French Supermarkets as SatNav POI

Wed, 01/08/2012 - 22:24 -- James Oakley

This is the time of year when many British people head over to the continent for their summer holidays.

One of the most visited pages on this site is my blog post giving information on how to obtain an electronic device allowing you to sail through the motorway toll booths in France, and pay later on account (by credit card).

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Télépéage - version 2

Thu, 19/04/2012 - 18:18 -- James Oakley

(Last updated 16th July 2016)

Back in September 2010, I posted on my experience (as an Englishman) procuring and using a Télépéage gadget for use on the French motorways. I wrote that post just in case it happened to help someone. Since then, it has become more than 3 times as popular as any other page on this website and the last time I checked it was #3 on google.com (searching for "telepeage" from the UK). It would seem that it has been helpful.

Since then, two things have happened. First, there are now 80 comments on that post. Lots of those comments are people asking questions, and lots of the same questions come up again and again. Second, a new UK-based player has entered the market as a "midddle-man" for obtaining these Télépéage gadgets.

So I thought it was time to repost my original post, bringing it up to date, and including an FAQ section at the end. That way, I can close the original post to new comments, and people can read answers to the most common questions without having to trawl through 80 comments to get there.

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Adjectives can be amiguous

Tue, 13/09/2011 - 12:40 -- James Oakley

Are they predicative, attributive, substantive, etc.? These questions matter, because an adjective placed in the wrong place can imply the wrong meaning.

Was this the correct headline?

Hacking MPs recall James Murdoch

What did those MPs think they were up to? Gamekeeper turned poacher?

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Télépéage

Wed, 15/09/2010 - 10:58 -- James Oakley
Update: 20th April 2012
I've made a new post today that brings the information in this one up to date. I've also included an FAQ section there that distills the content from the comment thread on this post. Instead of reading this post, which is now slightly out of date, and then trawling through 80 comments, may I suggest you go directly to the new post where you'll find all that information more easily. (Comments on this thread are now closed).
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Another fine DVD box set I'm getting you into...

Wed, 20/01/2010 - 21:21 -- James Oakley

"There's a good deal on at the moment that, only I'm not to tell anybody" (adapted from Way out West)

I just happened to notice that amazon.co.uk have the Box Set of Laurel and Hardy DVDs at the stunningly good price of £39.98. Price correct at time of writing.

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Unintelligence

Tue, 31/07/2007 - 14:47 -- James Oakley

Some of you will know that I greatly enjoy the novels of John le Carré. I’d highly recommend them, probably recommending that you start with Smiley (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, then Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, then Smiley’s People).

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