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    recently a freind bought a big old flash bronze compass with a bit of a mystery to it......instead of e for east it has o for where east should be ?it was suggested that o is the letter instead of e in some european countries.any ideas anyone.
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    My only suggestion is that it stands for orient which in some cases loosely means east

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    Hi,

    The German language uses the work "Osten" for East.

    Suden is south
    Norden is north
    Westen is west

    thus the other 3 cardinal points are as english but east obviously is "wrong"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed
    Hi,

    The German language uses the work "Osten" for East.

    Suden is south
    Norden is north
    Westen is west

    thus the other 3 cardinal points are as english but east obviously is "wrong"
    Did some more research after Zed's post and yes it is common for the German compass to be marked with O for East.

    Well done Zed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simomatra

    Well done Zed
    Bitte mien Herr, der Deutch schpreken is kein problem fur ich.

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    Disclaimer - ich bin ein auslander, mien Deutch ist Klien.
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    Du bist ein gefickte fotze. :eek:
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    Das kann sein, aber mindestens er geht in der rechten richtung voran
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_lees
    Das kann sein, aber mindestens er geht in der rechten richtung voran
    The only German I know is what I said.

    Deutsch zu sprechen, ist nicht meine Spezialität
    Is there anything easier done than said?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanP
    The only German I know is what I said.
    dou you know what you said ? what would your mother think ?:eek:
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    by the way - "har freaking har"

    clowns (rolleyes!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_lees
    Das kann sein, aber mindestens er geht in der rechten richtung voran
    "That can be, but at least it goes in the right direction ahead"

    I'm guessing the translator is a bit off? :confused:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanP
    "That can be, but at least it goes in the right direction ahead"

    I'm guessing the translator is a bit off? :confused:
    he means, you imbicile, he may be the beared clam you cleverly called him in german, but at least he is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed
    by the way - "har freaking har"
    Zed ist ein alberner kleiner Affe
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanP
    Zed ist ein alberner kleiner Affe
    red one on its way flatfoot!
    Zed

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