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08/23/2011 02:19:32 AM · #1
I was wondering if in American English the word rural has exactly the same meaning of the Italian word 'rurale'. It refers to country-side. Is it the same in your English or it's about everything outside a city?

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08/23/2011 02:32:38 AM · #2
Originally posted by Alexkc:

I was wondering if in American English the word rural has exactly the same meaning of the Italian word 'rurale'. It refers to country-side. Is it the same in your English or it's about everything outside a city?

In Australia rural is country-side. Everything outside major urban areas is called "bush", including small towns :)
08/23/2011 02:49:05 AM · #3
From the "Dictionary.com":

ru·ral   [roor-uhl]

adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic: rural tranquillity.
2. living in the country: the rural population.
3. of or pertaining to agriculture: rural economy.

noun
4. a person who lives in a rural area.
08/23/2011 03:12:15 AM · #4
Exactly the same in Italian. A lot of countryside here. I have to understand if I have time enough for going out at night and shoot. Thank you.

P.s. Margaret, a huge bush in your country :D
08/23/2011 04:39:24 AM · #5
Somewhat dangerous to go shooting at night here. You just might get shot yourself.
08/23/2011 05:25:10 AM · #6
Originally posted by hyper7:

Somewhat dangerous to go shooting at night here. You just might get shot yourself.

Where are you? My sister lives in Capetown. Is it dangerous there?
08/23/2011 07:13:21 AM · #7
Cape Town is awesome! There are some places that I would still be careful there, but mostly it is safe there, if you use common sense.
I am close to Johannesburg, where it is not so safe. :o(
08/23/2011 10:40:07 AM · #8
Originally posted by hyper7:

Cape Town is awesome! There are some places that I would still be careful there, but mostly it is safe there, if you use common sense.
I am close to Johannesburg, where it is not so safe. :o(

Where abouts in Jozi? I am in the Wild West. We take the stuff back from the robbers and thieves!
08/23/2011 10:58:21 AM · #9
Originally posted by Silent-Shooter:

Originally posted by hyper7:

Cape Town is awesome! There are some places that I would still be careful there, but mostly it is safe there, if you use common sense.
I am close to Johannesburg, where it is not so safe. :o(

Where abouts in Jozi? I am in the Wild West. We take the stuff back from the robbers and thieves!


Did you see in the GP papers the other day about the hijacking where the hijacked car wouldn't start. The victims had to push start their own car so the villains could get away. :o/

I am in Secunda, that almost counts as a JHB suburb these days.
08/27/2011 08:52:20 PM · #10
To me rural means anything outside the city. It does not necessarily mean a farm. In Newfoundland, rural refers to the coastal fishing villages. There are not a lot of farms in Newfoundland.

I hope people keep an open mind when voting in this challenge and realize it doesn't have to be a farm/field/"country". (yeah, I know, I can dream, right? LOL)
08/27/2011 08:53:48 PM · #11
Originally posted by KarenNfld:



I hope people keep an open mind when voting in this challenge


are you new here? :)
08/28/2011 06:51:32 PM · #12
Wow! only 16 entries??? and only 5 hours to roll over. Quick people throw something even if it is a shoehorn you are going to get top 20.

08/28/2011 06:54:06 PM · #13
does a sunset count?
08/28/2011 06:57:10 PM · #14
Originally posted by mike_311:

does a sunset count?


If it is a good pic then it will score well....at sunset!
08/28/2011 07:00:33 PM · #15
Originally posted by kenskid:

Originally posted by mike_311:

does a sunset count?


If it is a good pic then it will score well....at sunset!


strongly disagree.

Photograph a rural scene well after the sun goes down.

the dnmc police will tear it to shreds
08/28/2011 07:04:10 PM · #16
Originally posted by FourPointX:

Originally posted by kenskid:

Originally posted by mike_311:

does a sunset count?


If it is a good pic then it will score well....at sunset!


strongly disagree.

Photograph a rural scene well after the sun goes down.

the dnmc police will tear it to shreds


And yet at this rate it will still make the top 20!
08/28/2011 07:16:09 PM · #17
Originally posted by sjhuls:

Originally posted by FourPointX:

Originally posted by kenskid:

Originally posted by mike_311:

does a sunset count?


If it is a good pic then it will score well....at sunset!


strongly disagree.

Photograph a rural scene well after the sun goes down.

the dnmc police will tear it to shreds


And yet at this rate it will still make the top 20!


i wish i had taken the shot earlier in the week, but i was focusing on the free study and long exposure.
08/28/2011 09:43:24 PM · #18
I have to say that a good sunset photo beats the hell out of a decent after dark photo. What have you got to lose?
08/28/2011 09:58:34 PM · #19
Originally posted by kenskid:

I have to say that a good sunset photo beats the hell out of a decent after dark photo. What have you got to lose?


This is a "Challenge" if you can't meet the challenge don't enter!
08/28/2011 10:24:42 PM · #20
1.5 hours to go and only 21 entries? i smell a top 30 finish coming.
08/28/2011 10:46:28 PM · #21
Seriously? I stumbled around in the dark in a wheatfield and took pictures that were so underexposed they're black and I can still get a top 30? Nice!
08/28/2011 10:48:44 PM · #22
craig - none more black
08/28/2011 11:20:14 PM · #23
I debated going out and shooting for it, but it seemed like significant effort to enter and then only to hope for a 5, so I decided not to participate. I give the trolls a 1 instead.
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