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v f kerton

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How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 1:36 AM
 
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As I'm in Amazon Prime, I've noticed that if I order a copy of my paperback by 11.45 am today I will receive it tomorrow - in other words, it will be out on the Amazon van for delivery around 20 hours after the order. What puzzles me is that in the book it says 'printed in Poland'. Any ideas on how this can be done so quickly?
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 5:29 AM   in response to: v f kerton in response to: v f kerton
 
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Subspace wormhole from Warsaw to the major city nearest you?

That is quick. Are you in England?
v f kerton

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Re: How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 5:30 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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I'm in Wales.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 5:33 AM   in response to: v f kerton in response to: v f kerton
 
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I'm thinking daily Chunnel freight traffic connection? It is still a remarkable example of efficiency.
Brad the wronger

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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:15 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Loglogoch is one of my ancestral languages. It's the 'chw' that's so difficult to pronounce. Most people get that mixed up with the qbtw sound.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:29 AM   in response to: Brad the wronger in response to: Brad the wronger
 
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Mr Wronger,

Are you mocking the Welsh language? Tsk, tsk!

VF Kerton,

Is that "next day delivery - as long as strong winds don't shut the Severn Bridge to high-sided vehicles", or do you live in the north? That could make all the difference to delivery times!

:)

Brad the wronger

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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:50 AM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
 
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Are you mocking the Welsh language?

No, just mocking my ancestors. :)
'Wronger' is a shortened version of the old family name (which comes from the name of their village, a place famous for chicken groomers), using every fourth letter, starting with the second letter after the first Q. It's quite simple, actually. 'Brad', on the other hand, comes from my Croatian roots, a variation of Vlad.
Then there are my German roots. Best not to discuss those.
v f kerton

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Re: How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 10:48 AM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
 
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it's the South, I'm afraid, but the fact that it's got to the UK in 20 hours and triggered the 'your order is out for delivery' email that baffles me. The rickety bridge should be the least of its worries!
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 11:00 AM   in response to: Brad the wronger in response to: Brad the wronger
 
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And here was I thinking my forefathers had created one of the most complicated languages! Welcome to the club!

I've always been taught that our ancestors created such a difficult language to stop the English marauders from understanding us. Sadly, half the Welsh population doesn't understand their own language these days. That worked well, then! ;)
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Sep 25, 2017 11:01 AM   in response to: v f kerton in response to: v f kerton
 
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Don't speak too soon! It hasn't gone through the Brynglas Tunnels yet! Pray it's coming by rail! ;)

(Poland to the UK is obviously the easy part!)
Donna St Felix

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Re: How are books printed and delivered so quickly
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 12:47 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Notjohn wrote:
The town of Poland is probably a suburb of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

I had to look that one up. What a name!
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