You sure it wasn't kilometers?
OT: annoying British girl says Windows 7 is "miles simpler(!)"
I'm pretty sure she says "miles" - but that's a good point. Do Brits even have miles? Yet another thing that doesn't make sense about that commercial. I'm glad we've started a dialogue here...
On a related note, as Steven Wright once pondered, in England do they call him Kilometers Davis?
brits do say miles. they've officially adopted the metric but the empirical system is more commonly used
The mile was first defined in Britain by an act of Parliament. That's why the Imperial system is sometimes called the English system, and things like feet and yards are known as English units.
So, I'm sure they've heard of a mile in England.
The UK has partially adopted the metric system, but not completely. The European Union is trying to bully them into fully adopting the metric system and banning the imperial system, which is just one of many reasons why the EU is strongly disliked over there. In everyday language, most people will use the imperial system.
I think the reenactment chick's eyes are creepy as hell.
no british person (living in what appears is supposed to be britain) would use miles. they use the metric system meaning she would use a phrase having to do with kilometers or meters. odd.
It's an expression that is actually used over there.
Obviously Obes knows what he's on about
Have you ever watched Top Gear? They use miles, and miles exclusively. They make fun of the Germans when they want to use kilometers.
And the presenters of Top Gear are about as British as you'll ever get.
Thank you! "Onwards driver." Now it seems so obvious. You have to admit though that it sounds kind of like she says "on witch driver." I knew that the Mgoblog community could help me with this.
The miles versus kilometers issue raised by Mr. Robot still remains a mystery, though...
They still use the English system over there to a degree (I'm pretty sure nobody goes into a pub and orders a liter).
I was just making a joke about the metric system, since its official over there. Centuries of measurement standards don't just go away, you know. And besides, no country will ever be in the right with their standards until they're using Kelvins to measure temperature.
Ohhh kind of related to a problem I have. My computer got the blue screen of death and since I lost the xp start-up cd, I was wondering if I could use my friend's vista cd and install that. My computer is sort of old (2004) and I'm wondering if that is too old to support vista? Your answers are appreciated. Until I get my computer fixed I'm stuck using my iPod touch
I was wondering if I could use my friend's vista cd and install that. My computer is sort of old (2004)
If your friend has already registered it, then likely not. When you install an OS, your computer's specs are sent to Windows and trying to install it on a computer with a different configuration won't work. However, it will work if you know your own registration (ID) number/code.
and I'm wondering if that is too old to support vista? Your answers are appreciated.
That helps us not. 2004 could mean anything. Compare your computer's specs (MHz, RAM, etc.) to the requirements for Vista.
Thanks for the help! I'm not sure atm about the ram and memory off the top of my head, but I'll be sure to check tomorrow since I'm lying in bed right now!
There is a very very simple way to use someone else's CD and key to install on your system. I cannot post that info here of course. But if there is a way to contact me I could share if someone REALLY needed it. I don't know how all that contacting thing works on here though.
The brits still use the phrase 'Miles ahead', one of my good friends in high school was on exchange from england and he used it regularly, even though he measured everything in km.
Also, the phrase she says is "I'm Witch Dryver" or something - they always say their name.
Haven't seen the commercial, so I can't comment on what she is actually saying. However, I think I can clear up the whole English vs Metric thing.
Distance is measured in miles.
Speed when driving is measured in miles per hour.
Beer and cider (when served in a pub/bar/restaurant) is measured in half pints and pints.
Milk is measured in pints, all other liquids are measured in milliliters and liters.
Weight is measured in grams and kilograms, unless the item being weighed is a person, in which case you use stone (1 stone = 14 pounds)
Hope this helps.
I've heard the phrase "miles from" various things. Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction used a variation of this with "I'm pretty f'in far from okay"
The thing that gets me is the letter "a" being pronounced "ear."
Windows 7 was my iDEAR
she's kinda hot
Well, glad to see that Microsoft isn't going for culturally accurate...
Maybe shes saying "On 'Wich driver" which is short for Greenwich.
Just watched the commercial a few times and she's definitely saying "onwards driver". For a second opinion I asked my English girlfriend to watch it and she agrees that she's saying "onwards driver".
On a side note, am I the only one that finds these new Windows 7 commercials really annoying?
I find Windows 7 more annoying! Everytime my computer crashes, I wish billy was here so I could smash him in the nose...
You could install with your friends CD, you just wouldn't be able to use his code. Windows Vista and Windows 7 don't require a CD-key on install, just sometime within the first month of install. That can be delayed for something like 90 days using a rearm command (you can find it on the internet). So as long as you reinstall Windows once every 3 months you really could get by without ever using a key. Not that it is particularly practical but you could do that to see if your PC will even run decent with Vista.