Yarra Supermarket

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Post by Jayway » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:35 pm

ermmm --tell the shop owners to write the EXACT same squiggles as I have filled up my exercise book with - -



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Post by chiddy » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:16 pm

Lisak wrote:Buy an Egyptian watch with the arabic numerals on......extremely handy.:)

said that earlier
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Post by DJKeefy » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:16 pm

It does look confusing but after living here a while it sinks in :)

Speaking Arabic: after 20 (Ashreen) its is then said backwards,

21 - Wahed(1) Ashreen(20), the 1 1st then 20,
22 - Etneen(2) Ashreen(20), the 2 1st then 20,

and so on...
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Post by FABlux » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:37 pm

& the important one etneen tissaeen (92 octane petrol :oops: )

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Post by Horus » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:44 pm

To an open minded person Zeitgeist's explanation will be very helpful! Never thought of the 90 degrees, but it is very clear to me. SeVen in Danish is sYV
So why do you need to be 'open minded' to find it helpful?
I consider myself to have a logical mind and all of these "rotate through 90 degrees etc" make less sense to me than your association of SeVen with sYV in Danish did, but then again I do not speak Danish.
Why not describe the Arabic numbers 7 & 8 as looking more like "the rotated 'greater than' or 'angle bracket' key >" on a PC keyboard?
Logically it would make more sense as we all are using a keyboard.

By the way Z, the Arabs did not introduce the decimal point and the zero!
A single dot was used by many civilisations to donate the concept of nothing.

The first authenticated use of '0' to represent zero was by the Hindus, it is engraved upon a stone tablet that is dated as 876 AD to record the quantity of temple flowers to be collected. It contains the numbers 270 & 50 written using the figure '0' as a number and not to just denote an empty place in a column of figures. ;)
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Post by Helsx » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:09 pm

Keefy you are the professional when speaking Arabi............... :lol: I have the days in Arabi from Luxor Times 'Stuck' to my keyboard as I cannot get them into my mind at all.....Today is Juma,. bookara Elsabt...........
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Post by BENNU » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:27 pm

Horus wrote:
To an open minded person Zeitgeist's explanation will be very helpful! Never thought of the 90 degrees, but it is very clear to me. SeVen in Danish is sYV
So why do you need to be 'open minded' to find it helpful?
I consider myself to have a logical mind and all of these "rotate through 90 degrees etc" make less sense to me than your association of SeVen with sYV in Danish did, but then again I do not speak Danish.
Why not describe the Arabic numbers 7 & 8 as looking more like "the rotated 'greater than' or 'angle bracket' key >" on a PC keyboard?
Logically it would make more sense as we all are using a keyboard.
I do not say that you NEED to be open minded, but if someone, who has no idea of the figures or any other of Zeitgeist's theories looks at two and three this way, I think that it will be very easy to see. Sorry for mentioning Danish again, I just told the forum how I tell seven from eight, supporting your own explanation, of course that is not useful to UK4U members, and knowing the figures doesn't help in Yarra, when that woman is there.

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Post by Horus » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:04 pm

Sorry for mentioning Danish again
You can mention it as much as you like :) I love your bacon :P ;)
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Post by Kevininabydos » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:26 am

Stop talking about BACON!! :mrgreen:
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Post by Horus » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:51 am

Mmm, strips of piggy sizzling in a frying pan, accompanied by fresh mushrooms, a double yolked free range egg and a slice of fried fluffy white bread. :P
Now that's what Saturday mornings (and high cholesterol) are all about :) :lol:
Oops! nearly forgot the Heinz beans and the dob of Daddies brown sauce. ;)
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Post by Kevininabydos » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:44 am

Meanie! :)))
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Post by BENNU » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:57 pm

If someone in Denmark feels like frying some bacon and eat it with fried eggs, it is called "bacon og æg". But if you would think of starting your day smelling of fried food, and eat the same dish for breakfast, we call it "bacon and eggs"...

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Post by Kevininabydos » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:54 pm

Okay! Stop it now :!:
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Post by Hairy Biker » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:33 pm

went in this place a couple of weeks ago and regret to report that it is as bad as ever

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Post by Chocolate Eclair » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:37 am

Read one of my posts,,, youv'e got it, thats where I shopped, but no more
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Not my fault the owners are having financial problems, high turnover more profit and more customers, low turnover, high prices and no customers... heading for a disaster!!

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:17 am

I don't go there either. They think that a Western style supermarket (albeit much smaller) close to Ramla and Gezira will attract visitors, and therefore they can cash in!

At least the 3 major supermarkets on the East Bank rely on barcoding, and issue a printed receipt, whereas that place uses a cash drawer and a calculator, allowing for imaginative pricing.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Who2 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:07 pm

Yarra is a total ripoff...................8)
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Post by Brian Yare » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:36 pm

I've never been in. Since they ripped off my surname, mangling it in the process, I shop elsewhere. I was tempted once, when told that they have sachets of Omm Ali mix, but decided I could make my own just as easily.

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Post by Chocolate Eclair » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:41 am

It may be that Yarra is in trouble financially, no tourists, no income from the quad bikes, maybe they are trying to sneak price rises in under the bar, in the hope that no one notices.... I am led to believe that the shops in that area have high rents, that have to be paid for....

In general though it is very visible that the Yarra has lost a lot of custom!

Maybe just got too greedy may be the answer why!!

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Post by Chocolate Eclair » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:04 am

Bennu have tyou tried eating and drinking at Tivoli recently, the prices are terrible and the products poor.... Many years ago when I would stay in Helsgaland Street I would go there and just make myself sick of the prices they would charge.....

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