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oogyda

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I checked. There is no gas tank arrow on my 2009.
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Ms_Cellany

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ETA that therm-MOM'm'ter has the same cadence.
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guihong

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I learned all-TIM-et-er.



emwithme

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I checked. There is no gas tank arrow on my 2009.

My 2003 Peugeot (UK) doesn't have one either.  What it does have is a picture of a petrol pump.  The pipe and nozzle demonstrates which side the cap is on, similar to the arrow. 

BB-VA

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I checked. There is no gas tank arrow on my 2009.

My 2003 Peugeot (UK) doesn't have one either.  What it does have is a picture of a petrol pump.  The pipe and nozzle demonstrates which side the cap is on, similar to the arrow.

I miss my Peugeots.  Renaults, too, although I now have a Nissan Cube (named Puppy) that is based on a Renault design. 

Those were the days...

Puppy has an arrow, btw.
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Browyn

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I had no idea about the wine varieties being based on the skins being used or not.  I guess I just assumed it was based on the color of the grape.

Just a curiosity, how do they remove the skins on grapes?  Do they do this before they are squished or squish and strain?

Squish and strain, at least at the wineries I've been too. For some it's squish, strain, start fermentation then add skins back.

Same idea with making apple jelly.  Its clear/gold unless you include the skins then you can have darker jelly and a little different taste.

o_gal

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I checked. There is no gas tank arrow on my 2009.

My 2003 Peugeot (UK) doesn't have one either.  What it does have is a picture of a petrol pump.  The pipe and nozzle demonstrates which side the cap is on, similar to the arrow.

Nope, it's just a coincidence with most cars: http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/icon.asp

PastryGoddess

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I checked. There is no gas tank arrow on my 2009.

My 2003 Peugeot (UK) doesn't have one either.  What it does have is a picture of a petrol pump.  The pipe and nozzle demonstrates which side the cap is on, similar to the arrow.

Nope, it's just a coincidence with most cars: http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/icon.asp

You mean the gas pump icon is a coincidence right?

Virg

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I like the way my Mercury Mountaineer is marked.  Next to the fuel gauge, there's the words "FUEL DOOR" and an arrow.  It took me a bit to figure it out but now it's as plain as can be!

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Same for it's Ford version. Makes it so easy!
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o_gal

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I checked. There is no gas tank arrow on my 2009.

My 2003 Peugeot (UK) doesn't have one either.  What it does have is a picture of a petrol pump.  The pipe and nozzle demonstrates which side the cap is on, similar to the arrow.

Nope, it's just a coincidence with most cars: http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/icon.asp

You mean the gas pump icon is a coincidence right?

Yes, it makes no difference what icon they use - the location of the nozzle on the icon does not always indicate which side the fuel door is on (the icon used by my 2004 Corolla has the nozzle on the right side but the fuel door is on the left.) As the snopes article explains, it's the same thing as all those predictors of a baby's sex. Since there are only 2 choices, you're going to be right at least 50% of the time.

Layla Miller

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Earlier this morning I was picking up DD's toys, including that toy that's a rod with multi-colored rings of increasing size that stack on it.  I always have to remind myself what order they go in as I'm grabbing the rings to restack them, but this time I finally realized that they go in reverse rainbow order: blue on the bottom, then green, then yellow, then orange, then red on top.

I cannot believe it took me this long to notice.  :-[
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faithlessone

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Last year (aged 23) I finally learnt that 'suckling pig' meant 'baby pig'. All these years, I'd assumed it meant 'pig with an apple in it's mouth'. Doh!

cwm

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It took me until well into my 20s to realize that "kid gloves" weren't gloves for children, but gloves made out of the hide of a baby goat, AKA a kid. I kept wondering how these adults were buying kid gloves that fit them until I finally got confused enough to look it up.

Virg

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This does remind me of a moment I had with my son when he was much younger, pertaining to that.  He heard the term "kid gloves" and asked if they were gloves for kids.  I said (with the tiniest smirk) that they weren't gloves for kids, they were gloves made of kids.  The wide-eyed horror was entertaining.  I didn't explain it to him.

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