PinkShinyRose wrote:They should just make every area within 1 km from a school a 4x4 free-zone, especially in urban areas (kind of like they don't allow 'coffeeshops' (it's a euphemism for cannabis store, I think it lacks an English equivalent) within a certain distance from schools here).
I love the way you say coffeeshop
lacks an English equivalent. It's a bit like the French having no word for entrepreneur
. It's essentially true: we don't have a word for a cafe-like establishment that sells decriminalised cannabis, although we do of course have a word coffeeshop
, and those of us who have visited the fine city of Amsterdam and spent time in said establishments would definitely refer to them as coffeeshops
, borrowing the word (back) from Dutch (my head is starting to spin). Similarly, it's quite plausible that entrepreneur
only gained the meaning "owner of a small business" in French by re-adoption from English (my French dictionary doesn't have etymologies). (I'm delighted to learn that I'm not actually defending G.W.Bush here, because he didn't say it in the first place...)